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    :: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 ::

    The Capitalist Pyramid Scheme - intexile's blog, Industrial Workers of the World
    Today he hits me with this whopper (or perhaps it would be more appropriate to call it a Big Mac?). We're debating the recent split in the AFL-CIO, when he tells me that strong unions depend on workers being "good capitalists". Huh?!

    According to his logic, if every worker could be "just like him", work hard, save their money, buy property, etc., they wouldn't have to worry about striking for a bigger share of the pie. The fact workers are organizing precisely because the employing class won't willingly give us the share of the pie we create in the first place just doesn't seem to register with him. When challenged on that point, he tried to tell me that "a lot of millionaires who own shares in the McDonalds corporation started out as ordinary rank & file workers"(!)
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