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@louiscouture well workplace democracy could do wonder tbh. Electing your hierarchy, defining investments and wages. And because you HAVE TO work, pretty much like you have to live in a country, you should have a democratic control over it :)
CEOs and more importantly shareholders do not need to be political theorists to be aware of the power they yield over economical and political spheres.
YOU work, and yet, THEY reap the product of your work; YOU, as an employee, CREATE wealth, and as shareholders, THEY have the "right" to take part of it WITHOUT even taking part of the production process.
Because YOU are the one working, YOU should be the one yielding this power.
> Investment precedes labor
indeed! but dont forget that investors have this money by stealing it from YOUR labor in the first place.
ppl can setup credit unions to replace them and fulfill this investment role. not only worker-owned businesses are profiting from this, but also the workers who own the credit union !
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even though I dont believe there is such thing as "the middle class", I get your point ; not all investors are billionaire. they can be fellow workers too.
but our problem stays the same ; no one should have the right to appropriate the work of others.
and thats what ppl do through stocks ; they own parts of companies and expect dividends at the end of the year, even though they didn't took part in the wealth creation process of this company
so let me get this straight :
ppl who have to work, who are at the bottom, are lazy and envious for not wanting to get anything stolen from them ?
its like saying "thief-haters are jealous at the thief cause they wish they were smart enough to break into other ppl houses"
@louiscouture - not sure about Marxism in big tech corps but they are surely totalitarian and oppressive. Be it Marxism, Communism, or Nazism doesn't matter as it's a label.
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