Jack Saturday

Monday, October 08, 2018

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1829-1831

Americans seem to have gotten so used to exploitation that they only ever really see the most extreme examples of it anymore — someone famous abuses a woman horrifically, another school shooting happened today, and so on. But what they don’t see is that pervasive exploitation is a commonplace, everyday event, an economic necessity, the very price of subsistence — and that transformed it into a way of life. Exploitation became an American norm thanks to capitalism as the solution to everything.
umair haque
Sep 19
How Capitalism Taught Americans Exploitation Was Good For Them
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I have written to some very wealthy people who spend their time feeling empty, unable to feel happy, wondering why they feel that way. One individual was seriously stating there is nothing left to live for when I intervened.
It doesn’t matter how much or how little money one has, one fact remains: In order for your own life to be truly fulfilling, one must help others obtain freedom.
But what is freedom, today? It’s become a buzzword. Let’s use another word instead: liberty. Or another phrase: “not required into confinement, servitude, or forced labor.”

There are currently 44 million unpaid eldercare providers in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the majority are women. And yet there are very few support programs, formal or informal, in place to support these family caregivers, many of whom are struggling at work and at home. Working daughters often find they need to switch to a less demanding job, take time off, or quit work altogether in order to make time for their caregiving duties. As a result, they suffer loss of wages and risk losing job-related benefits such as health insurance, retirement savings, and Social Security benefits. In fact, a study from MetLife and the National Alliance for Caregiving calculated women lose an average $324,044 in compensation due to caregiving.
The Crisis Facing America's Working Daughters
Liz O’Donnell
The Atlantic


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