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  •  You can't have a Union without Capitalism. (1+ / 0-)
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    DvCM

    I will go further than the Diarist: A Union is the most basic expression of Capitalism and Liberty.

    Capitalism is about trading things. Anyone who doesn't believe in letting people trade their labor isn't a Capitalist, they are a Slavemaster.

    •  Not true. Ever heard of Public Sector Unions. nt (2+ / 0-)
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      bobtmn, shaharazade

      PS: Human beings are not "things." Labor is not a commodity.

      Solidarity Forever, for the Union makes us strong.-Ralph Chaplin, 1915

      by JayRaye on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 08:13:45 AM PDT

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    •  Say what? (2+ / 0-)
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      Dirtandiron, shaharazade

      The free market is about trading things. Capitalism is about the accumulation of capital, and lending that capital for a profit. They are two very different things. Although you can have both, capitalists DO NOT WANT a free market. Free markets interfere with the accumulation of capital, and reduce the price of lending for profit to a fair market value, which is kind of the exact opposite of what capitalists want.

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