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  • I love and loathe capitalism at the same time, woe is me!
  • jekkyl
    Full Member

    I Love capitalism for all the goodies I have. I like my house and my garden, I like my car and my phone and my ipad and my bed and all my bicycles. But I loathe capitalism for making me go to work on days like this where the only thoughts in my head are those of a sun dappled forest floor where my wheels could run free.
    Is it possible to have a socialist paradise where we could have every nice summer day off and still keep all our lovely consumer items?

    mikewsmith
    Free Member

    Capitalism is your solution, get richer own your own business and have staff.
    Socialism is just everyone gets to be miserable (but very equally, except for those who are more equal than others)

    Stoner
    Free Member

    capitalism isnt making you work today. Your consumerism is. You think you need to work everyday to afford all the stuff you want but dont need.

    Im a capitalist. And I‚Äôm not working today ūüėõ

    In fact as a self employed capitalist Im distinctly more capitalist than yow! You are just someone else‚Äôs bitch ūüėČ

    Junkyard
    Free Member

    No you need to either decide to pursue money or pursue happiness/free time/fairness we cannot have both

    Fairer worlds [ less greedy IMHO] will always have less GDP IMHO but I dont know why everyone needs a bigger tv every year and a smaller phone and two more gears and two more mm to their tyre size etc.

    They dont really bring the life alive despite the hype.

    binners
    Full Member

    Socialism is just everyone gets to be miserable (but very equally, except for those who are more equal than others)

    PFFT! We‚Äôre all a picture of happiness at the tractor production facility. And who wouldn‚Äôt be? You should see our record output figures comrade! ūüėÄ

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    Well I reckon if we had to work every rainy day so we could have every sunny day off, ‚ÄúThe Man‚ÄĚ would still be quids in.

    brooess
    Free Member

    capitalism isnt making you work today. Your consumerism is.

    I like that thinking ūüôā although I suspect a lot of people would find it a rather challenging statement

    jekkyl
    Full Member

    Would like to see my wife’s face when I tell her I’m going part time to pursue happiness. & it’s not that you want bigger & better ALL the time but you need a certain amount of income to buy new bits when bits break, even with a cheap bike.

    mikewsmith
    Free Member

    Well I took Friday off to bake some bread and get food sorted for a family gathering and knocked most of Monday on the head too. Also pop out for a ride when the sun shines and have nice bikes. It’s about you not the system comrades

    Stoner
    Free Member

    interesting idea, slowoldman.

    Just dug out the rain days chart for Malvernistan last year:

    I make that 144 166 days of the year that it rained here (and it was a wet year). I think most salaried people work c. 230 days a year dont they? GDP might take a bit of a hit under your scheme then. Although this year would have been a bitch of a January/February! and it‚Äôs already 112 days out of half the year this year ūüôā

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    Ah well I work in Manchester. It rains more here.

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