An interesting claim

The capitalist market economy not only suppresses global living standards,

I can stomach, even believe at least in part, that the capitalist market economy is unfair, inequitable and so on, but actually suppresses living standards?

14 comments on “An interesting claim

  1. What gave me my central heating, fitted carpets and a £500 car that does 40mpg, and a mobile phone almost small enough to swallow it wasn’t free markets and capitalism?

  2. Yeah, TMB, they throw in ‘Democratic’ to dupe the useful idiots. Cos democracy is good. So good, in fact, that Kruschev used to win 100% of the vote.

  3. ‘At the beginning of the 20th century, a young and vibrant socialist movement anticipated decades of great advances on the road to a world free from capitalist exploitation — a socialist society built on the enduring principles of equality, justice and solidarity among peoples.’

    ‘young and vibrant’ must be good.

    ‘capitalist exploitation’

    Capitalism is Marx’s pejorative of free enterprise. Buyers and sellers coming to an agreement. This is exploitation.

    ‘a socialist society built on the enduring principles of equality, justice and solidarity among peoples.’

    A society built on word salad. Reification fallacy. A society of shared destitution. With no toilet paper.

  4. Section 2 says it all:

    “Democratic Control of Productive and Social Life”

    The fuckers can’t leave anyone alone. Evil is the right word here.

  5. I wonder how many of these young socialists would object if we lowered their income and living standards to the world average. In solidarity with the oppressed masses everywhere of course.

    I would enjoy the wonderment they would experience caused by the people just over that average when they try to take it away from the oppressed masses to bring them back to the solidarity average.

  6. Adolescent posturing. Imagine an ideal, but don’t even think of the consequences….Raise the voting age to (at least) 21….

  7. The capitalist market economy not only suppresses global living standards

    The middle classes who work in the media probably have seen their living standards drop relative to their parents, at least in terms of property ownership. They have watched the working classes earn wealth by providing things people actually want, and can only channel this incoherent rage by somehow projecting their decline onto a more appealing canvas.

  8. Democratic Control of Productive and Social Life”

    Control of Social Life? Wut? WTF does this even mean?

    Ministry of Peace soldiers crashing through the window of Winston and Julia’s illicit rendezvous? Truly totalitarian.

  9. Essentially, It’s the Labour Manifesto. More equality, more justice…more values rather than policy + a shopping list of expenditure that many want,

  10. Rob said:
    “Control of Social Life? Wut? WTF does this even mean?”

    Dunno, but the smoking ban and clubs admitting women is probably part of it.

  11. The clubs always admitted women. Who do you think emptied the ashtrays, scrubbed the floor, dusted?
    Just not as members…. something to do with the toilets I think.

  12. @ Martin
    In Victorian times male servants did that in Gentlemen’s clubs. 50 years ago Oxford colleges were single-sex and that included the servants.

    OTOH women were allowed into those “men-only” Golf Clubs, such as Muirfield as guests but not as members – most golf clubs had a women’s section.

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