“Conservatives” incoming to tell you how billionaires create jobs, bring wealth to the local economies, and actually *do* pay a lot in taxes, you just don’t understand because it’s too complicated, in 3, 2, 1…
don't forget the bootlickers who tell you to "get a real job" if you work the (VERY likely minimum wage) jobs said billionaires create.
Billionaires only exist through exploitation
Not necessarily. I understand you are referring to exploitation of labor but public billionaires are mostly tech and investments. Engineers are paid very well and people in that field make great money. It's actually tougher to become a billionaire with labor cost weighing you down.
Edit: i scrolled down and saw that someone is saying conservatives are going to defend billionaires. I'm not defending simply pointing out from the perspective of someone that studies companies for a living and also not conservative.
"Go back to work early!?"
I'VE BEEN WORKING THE WHOLE FUCKING TIME.
Yeah I never even GOT to quarantine
Right on ✊
Lets start passive aggressively protesting with [no buy fridays](https://www.reddit.com/r/antiwork/comments/nwu3dz/2_no_buy_friday_is_tomorrow/).
I actually have been unknowingly participating in this because I’m not out and about. Just working at home. Most of my spending is like dating/relationship building, it usually happens through proximity rather than need or want for the object.
Capitalism is the ideology that holds it to be true that society benefits from capital holders, or capitalists, capitalising on the work of others.
In short, this system nuances theft to the point of legalising parts of it
Only when it's rich white people taking from poor non white people though.
Read an interview with a wealthy Norwegian billionaire the other day. He thinks it is highly unfair that there are talks of somewhat continuing with work from home; when he has spent billions buying office spaces from failing businesses. Having people arbitrarily traveling to an office to do things they may as well do from their phone seems to be integral to his business strategy.
Remember that people living from their lands were forced into labor on purpose.
The underlying premise of commerce is exploitation. The owners provide the infrastructure which serves as the tools of production and workers’ labour produces the revenues that go directly to the owners who pay the workers. If x billion is generated the workers’ labour generated it. The more owners benefit relative to the workers the higher the extent of exploitation. If the owners are billionaires and workers can’t afford to thrive...
Everyday Americans dont need billionares (or really most management) in order to exist. Billionares very much need us in order to exist. Seizing and redistributing their excess wealth would solve so many problems.
🎵🎶They steal your hard earned surplus value🎶🎵
Billionaires are just glorified scammers that managed to convince millions of people to either buy their products, work for them, give them their money and time, but they are rarely as individually valuable as they make themselves out to be.
There, I said it.
Billionaires are *never* worth or worthy of the wealth they hoard. It's 100% impossible to be a billionaire without sitting on extreme amounts of exploitation. No one deserves to profit from exploitation and no one deserves to be exploited.
Yeah but they keep making new laws to make sure we stay at the bottom.
I don't think it's about making money (I'm more productive working from home) but about control.
This is highly inaccurate. It also proves that they are selfish, greedy bastards.
I'm hearing a lot about 'mom and pop' just now. But why can't mom and pop just do the work themselves? Especially since this type of work is so easy, and pop is such a hard worker. This scales up to the mega monopolies too. Jeff Bezos is the hardest worker of all, he does the equivalent of 350,000 years of manual labor every single hour, so why not simply take an hour out of his meetings or his luxury cruise to fill all the warehouse roles for the next couple of centuries? It would also provide a great example to the workers, how to be more efficient, more aspirational and less lazy.
It goes beyond that. You aren't just making them money you literally are their money. Bezos doesn't have 100 billion, or whatever, in cash it's mostly Amazon stock. If the majority of Amazon worker rebelled against the company to tank the stock he would lose a very large chunk of his fortune. Most of billionaire's wealth is just a promise that the plebs will keep making money for stock holders.
Look, I'm totally with the sentiment--billionaires necessarily exploit workers, and shouldn't be allowed to exist.
But we don't make their money for them. Their money makes money for them:
> To turn $100 into $110 is work. To turn 100 million into $110 million is inevitable.
- Edgar Bronfman
Ya because one man can makes billions with out workers
Which ones are? Elon? Gates? Buffet? Bezos? I’m out of the loop I think on which ones are pushing for this.
I think the read on this is wrong.
They profited out of the pandemic more than anyone because large corporations kept selling and producing stuff outside the country while locals couldn't really work.
They want things back to normal because if we go on for some more time, there could be a massive change in society because people wouldn't be able to sustain the situation anymore and maybe start changing things. And that's what scares them
Cute. It doesn't hand me any weapon to stop them but its nice you got your shitty karma.
The labor and consumption of the masses fuels the economy!
Lol of course not but we all want goods and services. I'm not going to make my own sushi or build my own phone!
Yes that's what employment is.
Thats how society works someone builds a company and others want money so they work for the company and use skills they learned in college and so forth that’s structured government life
“Society” also worked pretty well* under serfdom and slavery.
*But who did it work well for???
I mean it's called the "working" class for a reason. This isn't new or profound.
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