The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #140645 Message #3240317
Posted By: Lox
17-Oct-11 - 01:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: Wall Street Protesters...
Subject: RE: BS: Wall Street Protesters...
There is nothing in these protests that criticizes enterprise or market economics.
There is no such thing as a completely free market, or you would see legal drugs and child porn etc.
So we accept that a market can't be totally free.
But thats just a distraction anyway.
Labour is not an infinite resource and it would seem that in this market, the monetary value of labour has been set too low, with the result that the labour force is becomng coordinated.
This is about renegotiating the terms between those who own the means of production and the people upon whom they rely for the success of their industries.
The recent crisis and the way the governments of the world and the IMF have gone about dealing with it has highlighted the obscene inequalities that exist in the world and the corruption and nepotism that exist between capitalists and government.
It has also highlighted the effectiveness of social media as a political tool.
I believe Marxs predictions are beginning to come true. Not in any cliched sense, nor in the way that the worlds "communist" dictators have tried to contrive, but in the inevitable way that simply must occur when so few so greedily insist on possessing so much.