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Ironic, isn't it? Freedom only means freedom when it is "economic freedom." Otherwise, both parties just want to lock people up and throw away the key.

Still one of the most inspiring critiques of capitalism for me. Any time I’m debating, I always come back to this image.

Still one of the most inspiring critiques of capitalism for me. Any time I’m debating, I always come back to this image.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-job-openings-workers-20180605-story.html

https://www.msnbc.com/velshi-ruhle/watch/more-jobs-than-unemployed-people-for-first-time-ever-124...

For the first time in history there are more jobs available than there are people unemployed.

Yeah, so the main reason seems to be location. I just got laid off a few days ago, and while the job wasn’t great it was the only one in my profession that was available within 50 miles. So now my options are minimum wage soulless corporation jobs without any of the passion or fulfillment I had before.

Image does not work?

Sorry, used direct imgur link and I can see it just fine with Apollo. I blame imgur.

Jeff Bezos gained $40 billion in wealth this year while his workers sleep in tents outside warehouses,pee in bottles, fall asleep while standing, ohh and get subsidized with food stamps and Medicaid...

Jeff Bezos gained $40 billion in wealth this year while his workers sleep in tents outside wareho...

Republicans want to cut down on welfare, so maybe they should go after Amazon and Walmart. Both businesses are dependent on government assistance for their employees.

They are the welfare queens with slaves and all.

But remember, all this stolen wealth is because he "earned" it.

I swear, capitalists are eager to get robbed blind if they get the illusion that that they're somehow responsible for it.

The article forgot one of the best ones: amazon did the math and it was cheaper to have an ambulance on call at the warehouses for heat stroked workers than it was to air condition the warehouses.

America IRL

America IRL

I went vegan awhile back, mostly to help immigrant children from being eaten.

Do they really keep migrant children in tiny cages like that?

A homeless dog is treated better than a homeless human in the US.

cool ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

cool ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I'm just here killing time.

Gen X checking in. Millennials, you do you.

We hate our parents as much as you hate your grandparents.

They say this like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee's are good things

that's exactly what I thought. Absolutely garbage establishments. I could get the same results spending 5$ in the supermarket for a microwave meal.

Your average Facebook post

Your average Facebook post

God damn ancaps...

The SSSR wasn't directly affected by America's Great Depression, but we were actually going through our own hunger problems during the same time.

So the FB OP's comparison image isn't smart at all, but the SSSR did indeed have some big problems during those years as well.

The SSSR wasn't directly affected by America's Great Depression, but we were actually going through during the same time.

So the FB OP's comparison image isn't smart at all, but the SSSR did indeed have some big problems during those years as well.

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now show a picture of the berlin wall falling

Automation must be confronted

Automation must be confronted
Automation must be confronted

I don't think the answer is to resist automation. Automation is a means by which we can make most important goods effectively abundant.

The answer, rather, is to restructure society so that instead of automation being used to increase profits for capitalists, it's used as people always dreamt it would be used, namely to reduce the human work required to create the things we need, so we can work less.

Automation is the means of creating the fully automated luxury communist Utopia, we just need to get out of the clutches of capitalism before we can realize it.

The end game of automation is to render consumers obsolete.

Yeah, I tend to leave those out just because the original video that sparked the meme didn't include them, and I think from a rhetoric/propaganda standpoint, it's not as "catchy" if you include them.

I don't mean to imply that I want fully automated luxury communism without the gay or space, just that I think "fully automated luxury communism" is a catchier phrase that's more likely to get people to look it up, where "fully automated gay space luxury communism" seems more like a "meme phrase" that can be disregarded.

This is what fairness looks like...

This is what fairness looks like...

Is this a verifiably recent development?

Seems like the kind of thing you'd find in Texas no matter who the president is.

This has been going on for a while. Check out the Adam Ruins Everything episode on Immigration if you ever get the chance. There’s some other heartbreaking stuff like how some of the trials are head over video chat and the system is disgustingly backed up with cases. Some people have even been wrongfully deported even though they’re citizens.

This American Life Ep. 636, Act 1 is another program worth checking out. They interview one of the lawyers that has the tough job of trying to defend some of these people. They rotate judges from all over the country into these courtrooms and each judge goes through about 2,000 cases.

It seriously runs like a machine that just cranks out sentences in improperly handled trials. There's one guy who had his case closed but was still being held in detention because the system is so terribly run they just forgot about him.

"Alright, line up for your guilty verdict."

How did our society get to this point? It's disgraceful!

How did our society get to this point? It's disgraceful!

Can anyone tell me if that’s true? Was minimum wage actually made to be able to support a family and a home?

I think it should be able to support a family and home by I don’t know if I believe that it was actually the original intention.

Try one of these subthreads