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WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
26. It's very simple...
Fri Aug 31, 2012, 01:17 AM
Aug 2012

Free trade benifits the people with all the money, the investment class, if you will.

Not enough to save the middle class. immoderate Aug 2012 #1
^^^^This ^^^^ limpyhobbler Aug 2012 #5
Yep. I feel like this idea is spreading at the speed of light. reformist2 Aug 2012 #7
I was going to say the speed of jello. limpyhobbler Aug 2012 #9
You ran the numbers... immoderate Aug 2012 #15
Well this is some futuristic stuff I guess. limpyhobbler Aug 2012 #17
My eight hour a week estimate is based on some economist's estimate immoderate Aug 2012 #20
Cloud atlas corpocracy. Nt abelenkpe Aug 2012 #27
Yup. Eight hours/week/person to produce all we need to consume. immoderate Aug 2012 #8
Let me check your math.... limpyhobbler Aug 2012 #13
This is built on the assumption that such wealth being generated is spread fairly evenly. Selatius Aug 2012 #18
So lets dislodge them already. limpyhobbler Aug 2012 #21
When you challenge people with a lot of money, it usually gets bloody and messy quickly. Selatius Aug 2012 #24
Got to work with, or (if necessary) build Unions. n/t Amonester Aug 2012 #25
The French figured out how to do a good dislodging a coupla hundred years back... kath Aug 2012 #28
In theory, yes Incitatus Aug 2012 #10
hmmm.... Yes the owners are absorbing all extra value from productivity gains into their profits. limpyhobbler Aug 2012 #14
It is hard to conceptualize a life where work isn't the primary motivator to waking up. Selatius Aug 2012 #16
I've always wanted to learn the banjo. limpyhobbler Aug 2012 #19
On the contrary--I believe the government can afford to buy each of us a KIA SOUL! nt Romulox Aug 2012 #2
There's plenty of wealth - it needs to be shared. reformist2 Aug 2012 #3
Tariffs just make things unaffordable for the middle class TexasBushwhacker Aug 2012 #4
Here's the response I expected earlier...I disagree completely-its quality vs quantity in more Boxerfan Aug 2012 #30
It sounds crazy, but we need to start planning for an economy where not everyone needs to work. reformist2 Aug 2012 #6
It's called "automation socialism." immoderate Aug 2012 #12
Apparently not so well developed. reformist2 Aug 2012 #22
What's missing? immoderate Aug 2012 #23
Here's the let's-send-jobs-to-foreign-countries "free-trade" agreements that have been signed > AnotherMcIntosh Aug 2012 #11
It's very simple... WCGreen Aug 2012 #26
The 1%-ers have already decided the shape of the 'new economy' and have been putting the HiPointDem Aug 2012 #29
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