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  •  an argument made of straw (1+ / 0-)
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    First off there's no "we" of which you speak.

    There's rich people with a fuckton of money. And there's everybody else. And the gap is growing bigger every day.

    The rich people get that way by off-shoring things to places that don't have as many laws protecting people (their health, their right to organize, etc). Child labor? Lock the people in factories without fire exits? Allow people to stand over a smoldering pile of toxic waste extracting precious metals? Come one, come all, it's a free for all out there.

    Arbitrage is used destroy the protections that working people have fought for against the ravages of capitalism. There are lots of political choices in the margins of what some folks here are passing off as "inevitable"... choices that radically affect the lives of billions of people.

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