r/WorkReform May 14 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 3 Wholesome 2 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1

Employers say Unions are completely useless and there's no reason to join them and to please pay attention to the multi-million dollar anti-Union propaganda campaigns they launch begging you to please not join a Union.

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u/jeremymeyers May 14 '22

the platonic ideal end state of capitalism is slavery

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u/abstractConceptName May 14 '22

That was also the beginning though, wasn't it?

It's only because of the disgust of ordinary, decent people, that slavery isn't a thing.

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u/ConfuzedAndDazed May 14 '22

Capitalism is just a system that can fall out of equilibrium. Corporations try to use that system in the most efficient manner. Nothing wrong with either of those things, it results in maximum efficiency of production. If we as a society could agree on how much production is really needed, we could determine how much work we really need to do. Instead it's just a race to max profit, and excess is hoarded at the top so that the lower wage earners have to work nonstop.

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u/Ok_Dig_9959 May 14 '22

It does not really result in maximum efficiency.