The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78659   Message #1417483
Posted By: wysiwyg
22-Feb-05 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need poverty?
A capitalist society needs poverty (and a class of poverts) to threaten the working folks-- in at least two forms which are usually alternated as needed:

1. "Comply with [insert latest ripoff or wrongness] or you'll wind up like THEM."

2. "We can always replace you with one of THEM-- they would love to have your job."