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Remember how you were told you communists would abolish personal property, that's what capitalists are doing to you. vox.com/the-goods/22387601/sma

@yogthos Great artical!

Not sure how well the notion that people generally don't value digital media as highly as physical media (doesn't apply to me!) fits the larger point, but still worth bookmarking!

@yogthos
Article is good, commantory however..

I wasn't just told that communists would abolish personal property, I remember when it happened.

The USA(which this article talks about) is still a long way from being even as half as property thieving as some historical or even modern communist regimes

@wuwei @yogthos exactly. I was forced by government to give up my propriety under communism. Under capitalism I just don’t buy Apple. No one will put me in jail if I don’t use Apple products.
HUGE DIFFERENCE.

@doktorzhivago yes, capitalism’s shitty with serious issues. Pointing out a difference is not a defense of it.

Anyway, I’m already blocked by OP because I wasn’t aligned with Party’s Line :doge:

@yogthos @wuwei

@kmic

Capitalism is fantastic, lifting more people out of poverty than any other force in history. You are complaining about state capitalism, fascism as it were.

fee.org/articles/extreme-pover

@yogthos @wuwei

@doktorzhivago Please, don’t assume what I think and don’t put words in my mouth. Every solution, every system is based on trade‑offs. Capitalism is effective with minimizing poverty; that doesn’t make it without flaws (even idealized pure version of it). If we are not able to honestly list pros and cons of a given solution than we are in area of ideology—not science or engineering.

@yogthos They'll both do it if the power balance moves too far away from the customer/citizen

@yogthos
I'd also like to add that cars are becoming too expensive to own, now people are leasing more. Real estate is too expensive, people are renting more. Millennials are going more for experiences rather than tangible items.

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