“The Davos Blind Eye: How the Rich Eat the Poor and the World”

Image: http://www.oddbloke.ca While the ever bigger lies go on justifying the global system that eats the poor alive as “poverty amelioration”, ever more of the same policies of accumulation by dispossession justify still more stripping of the majority as more “austerity”, more “welfare cuts”, and more “labor flexibility” – in a word, more starvation and … Continue reading “The Davos Blind Eye: How the Rich Eat the Poor and the World”

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Center for a Stateless Society » Capitalism’s Just-So Stories

Image: wikia.nocookie.net "Betwixt him who produces food and him who produces clothing, betwixt him who makes instruments and him who uses them, in steps the capitalist, who neither makes nor uses them, and appropriates to himself the produce of both. With as niggard a hand as possible he transfers to each a part of the … Continue reading Center for a Stateless Society » Capitalism’s Just-So Stories

Are You a Prol?

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Labor Day Demonstration against child labor – 1909

So if “class warfare” actually breaks out (we’re not talking about beheading rich folks …. yet!) with what “class” do you identify?

Are you “middle class, upper middle-class, lower class?” These are categories we love to use and always see in the lapdog corporate media.  Now and then some super rich person will talk of our “classless” society but no one believes that tripe anymore.

So which class?  These categories are based on how much you make and how much you consume. They assume you work. You have a job. for if you are “lower” or “middle” class you cannot stay home and live on accumulated wealth or on income generated by others working for you. Yet rarely are such folks characterized as “workers”.

The broad categories of class are better defined by your relationship to the process of the production of…

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