Saturday, October 20, 2012


The most basic of worker rights, the right to organize and represent ourselves, hardly exists today in the workplace. Look no further than Wal-Mart, McDonald's, and Starbucks if you disagree. They all run vigorous anti-union pep rallies for their employees and will close a store before allowing it to unionize. In their search for cheap labor and huge corporate profits, they have moved us forward into the 1800's. And wouldn't you know it, we are now operating on the same level as India, Russia, China, Thailand, and Mexico, competing with them to make the cheapest product possible with the lowest wages imaginable. This is all due to an inherent flaw in capitalism. Theorists are unable, or unwilling, to consider GREED as the capitalists greatest motive. Making excessive profit means you've got to screw someone, and boy, are they getting good at it. It's no different in the Village. Workers are paid less than a living wage and fired at the will of the manager. And unfortunately, most of the residents support this. Of course, most of the residents were in management. Why wouldn't they?

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