Anti-capitalism at it’s lamest?

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That is one of the lamest depictions of capitalism I’ve seen. It reminds me of lame religious parables.

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  1. Gezza

     /  25th August 2016

    I thought it was quite witty. Should’ve said “neo-liberalism at its finest”, though.

    What are lane religious parables?

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    • Corky

       /  25th August 2016

      Yes, the type of bs that’d have Bomber Cadbury rolling in the isles. While most people have sexual fantasies, I have a political fantasy.. And in my fantasy, all capitalists,
      small business owners, entrepreneurs and corporations take a year off and do nothing.

      It’d be great to see how social capital, fair sharing and welfare fared. Boy,would a few arguments be put to bed.

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      • Corky

         /  25th August 2016

        Sorry about that. It was meant to be a separate post.

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      • Blazer

         /  25th August 2016

        these people are good=small business owners, entrepreneurs.
        these ,not so much=corporations.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  25th August 2016

          Mass production serves the most people on the planet and requires big corporations. They can be good or bad just like small businesses. The difference is just the number of people they impact whichever side of that ledger they occupy.

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          • Blazer

             /  25th August 2016

            Corporations have the rights of a person.Corporations have undue influence in politics.Corporations exist solely for profit.Corporations try to gain monopoly positions.Corporations do not pay a fair share of tax .Corporations have no conscience or real loyalty.Corporations are often environmental vandals.Case studies of Monsanto and BAT,are a good start.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  25th August 2016

              Fatuous, Blazer. Companies don’t have the rights of a person, just a subset, as well as many other obligations and constraints. They no more have undue influence than any other large organisation, for example unions. They can only make a profit if they serve their customers well and obey the laws and regulations of the country. They are constrained by anti-monopoly laws and regulators as well as by competitors. They pay the tax the laws and revenue collectors enforce. So do their staff, suppliers and shareholders. In my experience, corporates have far more conscience and loyalty than bureaucracies and political entities. Regulating environmental standards is a function of government. Case studies of their failures would be infinitely more revealing and productive than blaming the corporate scapegoats.

      • Gezza

         /  26th August 2016

        Sorry about that. It was meant to be a separate post.
        No worries Corks. I still love ya like an Irish brother.

        Yes, the type of bs that’d have Bomber Cadbury rolling in the isles.
        Exactly. As I told you last night, I can’t help myself. It’s in my genes – I’m 7/8 Irish so I can see the humour in most things (even though, at the intellectual level, I remain aware that it may be wrong or bad in a moral sense, for example).

        This joke relies for its humour on the cartoonist’s perception that *loony lefties* commonly accuse *capitalists* of *pulling up the bridges behind them* and of purloining all the world’s resources & destroying the environment leaving everyone else with nothing. It is therefore ironical humour.

        However, the cartoonist doesn’t really pull it off because the *not-so-loony lefties* don’t object to capitalism per se, and the claims of *pulling up the bridges* are more correctly & commonly levied at (e.g.) globalist corporations rather than small to medium ot even large businesses & *businesspersons*.

        While most people have sexual fantasies, I have a political fantasy.
        Haven’t you at least twice confessed to me here that you manage to combine the two when we’ve been discussing Paula Bennett?

        in my fantasy, all capitalists, small business owners, entrepreneurs and corporations take a year off and do nothing. It’d be great to see how social capital, fair sharing and welfare fared. Boy,would a few arguments be put to bed.

        Well, except for some globalist corporations, exactly Corks. And possibly Paula too?

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  2. Blazer

     /  25th August 2016

    @AL ..read as far as your first sentence to realise you have no…idea.Educate yourself.

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