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Government 1B: Lesson 70 Essay - (1) "What are some of Marx's criticisms of capitalism?" (2) "How might you respond to the criticisms you discussed in question 1?" (3) "Discuss the following three items in brief: a. 'What Is To Be Done' b. New Economic Policy c. Ukranian terror-famine."
Marx thought that employers forced workers to work at wages just high enough to keep them alive. He said that capitalism is bad because of the business cycle (depressions and recessions). 598 more words
I’ve been spontaneously researching this the last few days after I saw a post making a shocking claim that “only 1.4% of people owned slaves in 1860!”, followed by claims that the first slaveowner was in fact, black. 275 more words
We are up against a powerful class of people that we do not stand a chance against if we allow “the narcissism of small differences” (Freud) to continue dividing us. 109 more words
Capitalism ensures we are alienated from the horrors that result from the purchasing decisions we make.
Whether it be the child working in horrendous conditions that made our shirt, the slaves that caught the fish that is on our plate, the workers driven to commit suicide that assembled our phones, the lakes and water supplies polluted by the mining for precious metals in our laptops, the endangered forests destroyed to make the furniture we purchase, we are kept ignorant of how our purchasing decisions perpetuate injustices which we find intolerable. 270 more words