One of the most common responses I get from people when I talk about business owners stealing worker wages to accumulate wealth—particularly billionaires—is that the business’s success is reliant on the owner, that they built the company, and their efforts should be rewarded, even if it’s exorbitantly. Let’s explore this. For the purposes of illustration, […]
The new tax will raise less than 2% of the amount that a 1% wealth tax proposed by the NDP would’ve generated.
There’s no inherent right to profit if you start the business, particularly if you perform only a fraction of the labour.
Taxation isn’t theft; tax cuts are theft
If you’re friends with a libertarian, you’ve probably heard them say something like “taxation is theft”. Taxation isn’t theft; tax cuts are theft. More specifically, tax cuts on corporations and the rich are theft.
Billionaires donating to worthy causes might seem like a good idea, but it has at least two major flaws.
The idea that business owners built their businesses on their own is a myth.
No, we don’t all have the same 24 hours
Saying that everyone has the same 24 hours is just another way to normalize the capitalist myth that anyone can be rich if they just work hard.
Capitalism is making the pandemic worse
If there’s one thing that’s become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that neoliberal economic policies have failed our societies.
Capitalism didn’t build the modern world
Socialism built the modern world, not capitalism.
How capitalism creates oppression
Capitalism is inherently oppressive. It’s built on the concept of hierarchy.