It's not human nature to do this though - how can everything be equal when obviously not everyone in the world is 'equal'? It runs counter to the way nature and the world works(Original post by Oswy)
My argument is that in the absence of an equitable distribution of the earth's resources there should be an equitable distribution of the productive benefits of those resources. The problem here is that you're looking at capitalism normatively. Under such capitalism wages are a mechanism for the satisfaction of needs and wants (the latter largely shaped by capitalist/consumerist ideology) when society should be organised for the satisfaction of those things, most obviously the needs, under an economically equitable system. The monopolisation of the earth's resources which capitalism facilitates, most obviously through private property laws, can hardly be characterised as equitable, and all other arrangements under capitalism can be traced back, ultimately, to this monopolisation.
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- 17-04-2013 12:22
- 17-04-2013 12:36
Everyone in my view is 'equal' in that their lives and happiness are of equal value.Last edited by Oswy; 17-04-2013 at 12:47.
- 17-04-2013 12:47