This sounds like a libertarian pandora box. Lowering age of voting to 16 sounds nice, right? But if we lower the voting age, this basically means considering 16 yo people fully adult, with everything that come with it, you see where that goes? We’re talking about libertarians ffs.
And in capitalism it is mostly irrelevant, since even adult votes have no real meaning and much influence on the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie.
The start of the Great Depression and the subsequent mass unemployment must have seemed like the fulfillment of the popular prophecy of the previous decade (and century): that automation would eventually render too many unemployed and cause societal disorder. Without a concrete cause for this sudden and shocking economic turmoil, even societies greatest thinkers would reflexively finger automation as a key cause.
Good thing nobody ignored warnings about both the nature of crisises and the automation effects in capitalism a certain bearded man wrote few decades before, right?
how about an arrest warrant for people who started war in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Also it’s not like half of EU did not take part in the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
That’s actually pretty good piloting. US lie machine already inflated it to like 19 attempts lol.
Oh well i guess shooting the hobby balloon in the action worth 2 million $ would be considered better. That drone cost 32 million btw.
And speaking of balloons, US reaction to that incident seems to be strangely mild considering when they started shooting random thing and raised unholy fuss for a week because a balloon?
Also what did that drone, with payload of 1,5 ton do so far from its country? Migrating like a bird since the spring is coming?
Better video on the same topic and also made by guy who isn’t nazi shill.
It’s at least 100 per 1. Remind me of some other people who were doing similar things.
Oh boy. I won’t tell you to read “Capital”, but if you want to understand terms like “profit margins” or “variable capital” and it’s relations to capitalism, and also about the “Imeprialism: th highest state of capitalism” (that’s about monopolies, and this one is Lenin’s book) you should get right in. Or at least see one of numerous reading guides for marxism.
Very short and unadequate explanation: profit margins are the relation between profits and invested capital, the trend is that profit margins are historically falling averagely when the absolute amount of profit might be record at the same time.
Competition - i mentioned competition because it is easier to understand how capitalism is developing itself (and it still exist in various sectors or places locally) - capital tends to concentrate, whomever is not either monopoly or cutting edge of the profit margins gets marginalised and eventually eaten by competition. But major sectors of economy in US are effectively monopolies for decades now.
Savings on the variable capital are savings on labour costs. This can occur in many forms - intensifying productivity, longer hours, pay cuts, safety cuts, etc. etc. Also of course children labour, since you pays children less. If you look at history of labour laws, every positive change always required labour movement to fight for it, and/or have external pressure (like the establishment of socialist countries and revolution threat had significant impact over labour laws in Europe and even US).
Currently the labour movement is weakest it had been in maybe 1,5 century, and capitalism is nearing yet another point of crisis (probably worst since Great Depression, some even predict worse) so of course you do have things like children labour being considered and attempting to implement.
This is less about reps and more about the workings of capitalist system. What we currently observe is the phase where the falling profit margins are catching up with slowing expansion or even decline. Therefore the competition itself (be it aginst other capitalists or rather, since this is monopolist phase, against the dogma that profits must always go up) forces savings on the variable capital going harder and further than usual. Especially it is combined with labour movement being the weakest since XIX century.
Reps are sure the first offenders, but give it some time and you would have dems doing it too, with probably much louder justification propaganda.
Soon we would need a remake: