Anarcho-communists envisage wholesale collective ownership and fully communal social organisation. They propose to dissolve the state – either by violent or peaceful means – and replacing it with either small-scale communes as favoured by Kropotkin and Malatesta or federations of workers (Bakunin's view). Despite these differences the various anarcho-communist groups agree that these communities would be voluntary. Communities might vary in their organisation and their values, but individuals would not be forced to conform as their decision to join would be entirely voluntary. In order to allow humans to fully develop themselves
Without workers rights such as the right to strike, collectively bargain, or even to quit, private prisons are growing and benefiting largely off of the backs of these inmates. In the year 2000 there were 100 private prisons profiting off of a population of nearly two million individuals. Private prisons have utterly corrupted the United States Government. Private prisons are using the profits they have earned to buy/lobby politicians. These politicians are then expected to legislate in such a way that benefits the private prisons and in turn
After purchasing this book, I read the back of the cover and was intrigued and interested by the noble idea Barbara Ehrenreich sets out to investigate –the many trials and tribulations of low-income workers in America. It’s easy to watch any mainstream television show such as “The OC,” and get a false perception of the American Dream. But rarely do people get to see the true American Dream – Joe the Plumber, err… Landscaper, making minimum wage and trying to keep his 1983 Honda Accord running properly day after day, all while trying to scrounge up enough money to make his monthly rent. With that being said, I believe that anyone can overcome economical difficulties, if they put forth the hard work and manage their budget correctly. Ehrenreich’s egotistical perceptions compromised her investigation, and failed to change my opinion on poverty and prosperity.
This was created because the money grubbing rich media tycoons weren’t making record-breaking profits off of sources of knowledge for students and scholars alike. This law affects every kid, parent, scholar, college student, entrepreneur and every citizen in the U.S., have you ever wanted to read a book but didn’t have it. Your friend does and wants to give you it so he copies it and puts it online for you to download. One thousand other people download it and your friend is now looking at ten years and a five hundred thousand dollar fine. The benefits are for the media tycoons who give their info out to the minority for free, celebrities and rich people, but then get mad when we share it with our friends, mad with jail time and more money than we could ever dream of having.
The richest of the rich in our country are not the hardworking business persons anymore, but rather our professional athletes. The salaries of these athletes have grown considerably over the last 20 years who now make obscene amounts for playing a sport. Professional sports athletes should not be paid as much as they now earn. Right now, the President of the United States makes around $200,000 a year. In 1997, in Major League Baseball, the average salary was $1.4 per year, though that is only the average.
That soldiers are mostly told about the benefits of serving and never the horrors, that politicians and corporate owners who fund and supply war causes stay home while soldiers suffer, and that PTSD can affect even the bravest and strongest veterans, going untreated for often times the rest of their lives. One may ask his/her self at this time if these soldiers are born violent or if it is a learned impulse. During boot camp they have soldiers chant violent slogans over and over again until words like “stab,” “kill,” or “shoot,” are just letters and have no significance. Sooner or later, many of these soldiers want to enter a battlefield environment and shoot and kill someone. Clearly it is a trained behavior, and does not come from a natural or inherited source.
In President Obama’s case he just makes money, re-opens failing businesses and spends more than we create or can pay back to china. I think a Economist should be our president and only economist, The presidents use facts from them and depend on them to make sure things are right. I don’t believe I can recall how many times both presidents said they got “analysis economists looked at”. I really don’t understand why they can’t go from deficit to surplus without causing chaos and make this economy a better place for
The unions help organize and financially support the efforts of the workers to make more money. Meanwhile the conservative republicans continue to oppose raising the minimum wage citing the exact same concerns their forefathers did back in the 1930s. The reality is whether you support a minimum standard of living or not, the minimum wage as it stands is costing everyone. It drains resources from our economy by forcing workers to rely on public assistance and it cost companies too in the form of high turnover rates. When companies invest in their employees through higher wages and better benefits they realize significant savings through reduced employee
It goes against our Constitutional right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Studies show that more than eighteen thousands adults die each year because they are uninsured and can't get proper health care. How is it that in America, the greatest country in the world, thousands of people can die each for something that can be changed and nothing is done? Each year we deny eighteen thousand people the right to live, a right guaranteed to them by our fore fathers. The implementation of a universal healthcare system would save lives and allow people to be free to pursue their
Many think immigration should be stopped and many think that it should be welcomed. “More than one million immigrants enter the United States, legally and illegally, each year” (Masc, 2010 p.1). The debate has been going on for years, and most are concerned about the American economy. While we believe the migrants are helping to boost our economy, many worry that immigrants are taking jobs that would otherwise be available to unemployed American citizens. Many push for stricter laws at the border but according to Rep. Tom Tancredo “the reason we do not have secure borders is because of an insatiable demand for cheap labor, we have the ability to secure the boarders, we choose not to” (as cited in Katal p.