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The Almighty Buck

Journal Jeremiah Cornelius's Journal: Captalism = Lies 3

"The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That's impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it."

-- Michael Rivero

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Captalism = Lies

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  • How DID they get people to be janitors in Star Trek?

    • "Computer, calculate the duration between Omicron-Ceti 6 and the Romulan home-system, at warp 4. And clean the toilet, while you're at it."

  • It's even a lie that a lot of people can be rich under capitalism. The longer capitalism is in place the more likely there is to be an increasing disparity between the rich and the rest. We're seeing that play out here in the final days of the American Experiment.

    It is inevitable that the percentage of the population that is rich or even well off or even comfortable will continue to shrink.

    As someone one said, "What good is being rich if there aren't poor people around for comparison?"

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