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    Karl Marx

    EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Was Karl Marx Right about Capitalism?

    So Karl Marx, it seems, was partly right in arguing that globalization, financial intermediation run amok, and redistribution of income and wealth from labor to capital could lead capitalism to self-destruct (though his view that socialism would be better has proven wrong). Firms are cutting jobs because there is not enough final demand. But cutting jobs reduces labor income, increases inequality and reduces final demand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Karl Marx
    So Karl Marx, it seems, was partly right in arguing that globalization, financial intermediation run amok, and redistribution of income and wealth from labor to capital could lead capitalism to self-destruct (though his view that socialism would be better has proven wrong). Firms are cutting jobs because there is not enough final demand. But cutting jobs reduces labor income, increases inequality and reduces final demand. [/url]
    so, demand needs to be increased... how? incentive to people to get rich... greed always works... do not penalize entrepreneurs, innovators, investors into entrepreneurial firms, etc... reduce taxes and handouts...
    My mind has gone blank. I wonder if it was always that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by istvan View Post
    so, demand needs to be increased... how? incentive to people to get rich... greed always works... do not penalize entrepreneurs, innovators, investors into entrepreneurial firms, etc... reduce taxes and handouts...
    Yes, but that has to be true free market. We do not have a free market. We are dominated by corporate monopolies that virtually control government policy.

    Energy, transport, water and (almost) food in a monopoly. The people are forced to go to one supplier even if there is a bogus choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Yes, but that has to be true free market. We do not have a free market. We are dominated by corporate monopolies that virtually control government policy.

    Energy, transport, water and (almost) food in a monopoly. The people are forced to go to one supplier even if there is a bogus choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by istvan View Post
    so, demand needs to be increased... how?
    Increase demand by making everything cheaper. Which you can do by shedding workers.
    Will work inside IR35. Or for food.

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