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I contend that we are the finest race in the world and that the more of the world we inhabit, the better it is for the human race.”
Without more knowledge about the situation, you’d be inclined to agree. What’s wrong with capitalism if, over time, X amount of people left poverty?
That’s the argument for globalized capitalism.
The problem is, such a response is misleading. There is no taking into account how many people around the world remain in poverty (over a billion), how many deaths can be prevented.
Another problem is that it implies such conditions (extreme poverty, exploitation) are necessary in modern society. They are, of course, not.
Nike isn’t forced to use sweatshops instead of fairly paying workers and keeping them in safe conditions, they are driven to do it by the profit motive. The fact that such enormous wealth exists and neglects to ‘trickle down’ to people working constantly is an obvious problem.
So in the end the argument for globalized capitalism is misleading–not because the facts presented are incorrect, but because these desperate living conditions, in the modern world, are not necessary in the first place. Why would the corporation pay so little and allow disasters to happen in the workplace? Profit.
Instead of further questioning the system, we stop at a single graph.”
Americans put the Soviets to shame in how effective their propaganda is. It’s not even close.”
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