J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 08-14-2018

Wealth Redistribution

Legal oversight isn’t helping because the laws are totally ignorant and oblivious to the real problems with capitalism. Products that are either designed purposefully to become obsolete or useless in very short order, or products that have a limited life span and are extremely costly to repair. Precisely because manufactures are designing products that cannot be reused/repaired inexpensively. Human laborers are simply no longer required to make the products in numbers that used to be required. Most people make far less, and the reason is that there are many people who are making $100K+++ or more. 

So if you think these averages reflect what most people are making you’re not recognizing the reality of the situation. In order for that to average down to say $30k there needs to be a WHOLE LOT of people making FAR LESS than $30k. So if $30k is an average income, that’s actually pretty bad. Especially in the US economy. It’s not capitalism itself that is the problem. 

If it did, it would demand that companies make products that will last and be reusable and repairable at a reasonable cost. Companies do this because they want to sell NEW PRODUCTS. They don’t want you to be fixing up used stuff so you don’t need to buy new. So the poor people not only make less money, but they don’t have enough money to do anything with anyway. If we’re going to go back to the 1950’s we need to start manufacturing products that can be easily repaired and last a long time. 

Keywords: [“product”,”problem”,”people”]
Source: https://debatingchristianity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=923684

Wealth Redistribution

Legal oversight isn’t helping because the laws are totally ignorant and oblivious to the real problems with capitalism. Products that are either designed purposefully to become obsolete or useless in very short order, or products that have a limited life span and are extremely costly to repair. Precisely because manufactures are designing products that cannot be reused/repaired inexpensively. Human laborers are simply no longer required to make the products in numbers that used to be required. Most people make far less, and the reason is that there are many people who are making $100K+++ or more. 

So if you think these averages reflect what most people are making you’re not recognizing the reality of the situation. In order for that to average down to say $30k there needs to be a WHOLE LOT of people making FAR LESS than $30k. So if $30k is an average income, that’s actually pretty bad. Especially in the US economy. It’s not capitalism itself that is the problem. 

If it did, it would demand that companies make products that will last and be reusable and repairable at a reasonable cost. Companies do this because they want to sell NEW PRODUCTS. They don’t want you to be fixing up used stuff so you don’t need to buy new. So the poor people not only make less money, but they don’t have enough money to do anything with anyway. If we’re going to go back to the 1950’s we need to start manufacturing products that can be easily repaired and last a long time. 

Keywords: [“product”,”problem”,”people”]
Source: https://debatingchristianity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=34342

Selections from Camille Paglia at conservativeforum.org

Columnist for Salon Magazine and others, Professor of Humanities at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, author of Sexual Personae, Sex, Art and American Culture, and other works. Modern liberalism suffers unresolved contradictions. 1992’All things being equal… ‘ But things never are equal. Western culture has produced the best system yet for organizing and taming those king-seeking energies: representative democracy, part of our pagan heritage. 1992 – from Sex, Art, and American Culture, Random House Vintage BooksMale-bashing became the instant drug of choice for the revived women’s movement, a self-crippling addiction from which feminists are just waking up. Because I have studied the past, I know that, in America and under capitalism, I am the freest woman in history. Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. 

It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. I feel that capitalism has a very bad press with the pseudo-leftists who clog our best college campuses and that in point of fact capitalism has produced modern individualism and feminism. Modern capitalism has allowed the birth of the independent woman who is no longer economically dependent on her husband. I despise the sneering that our liberal humanists do about capitalism even while they enjoy all of its pleasures and conveniences. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”Art”,”Culture”]
Source: http://www.conservativeforum.org/authquot.asp?ID=17

Capitalism vs. Socialism: Reply to Bruenig – Econlib

They’d witness amazingly well-fed, healthy people enjoying a cornucopia of technology and art beyond their wildest dreams. In a world with eight billion people, you can find unbridled lust and ravenous want if you search hard enough. Even the crummiest job in the U.S. lets workers serve their own end of making money, and spending or saving it as they like. The vast majority of workers also get some satisfaction from being productive and socializing with their coworkers. 

Capitalists want disciplined, focused workers – and well-reward those who possess these traits. Impulsive people in capitalist societies have trouble even holding down a job, as sociologists of poverty are well-aware. Even if you focus on consumers, plenty of firms – such as insurance companies and lenders – want people to be strong-willed, because their products offer long-run gain for short-run pain. People have consented or agreed to things they obviously haven’t. Even in the poorest countries, it’s normally multinational corporations that provide the best wages and working conditions. 

Workers’ alienation from their labor, society, and themselves; 3) to. Socialist-style approaches will result in greater utility or efficiency,but the greatest recommendation of socialism is that it is its own. Yes, people who run businesses want to make money; but most are also glad to create economic and personal opportunities for their workers, and valuable products for their consumers. 

Keywords: [“work”,”people”,”even”]
Source: http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2018/03/capitalism_vs_s_1.html

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