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Key insight: #Capitalism inherently concentrates #wealth into a shrinking minority & given that our political system is funded by private $ & that $ = power. It explains why regulations can only temporarily slow/reverse the trend. peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/03/05/wea… via @PplPolicyProj
Now of course regulations & #progressive taxation are needed but to truly defeat inequality & protect our political system. We need to democratize the main source of #inequality which is the workplace. Our factories, stores, & offices aka the businesses that make up the #economy.
To do that we have to bring #democracy into the economy. Accomplished by passing comprehensive legislation that helps fund, promote, + incentivize the expansion & creation of #Worker #Cooperative businesses. Which are businesses owned & run by their workers democratically.
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The #legitimacy of any form of #government is not and cannot be based upon #consent, but upon how well it protects the rights of those who refuse to consent.
When the bullshit is stripped away, #Socialism is #theft, and can never be a moral form of political economy, because it cannot protect the rights of those who refuse to consent to the theft of their earned wealth. Those who do consent are not prevented under any other system…
from engaging in #voluntary #cooperative #ownership of #capital. Therefore, #Socialism is not defined by voluntary participation, but by #coercion, or #theft, a universal #moral harm. #Intent is not #magic. Good intent and good works do not and cannot excuse the theft.
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(1/11) When I say..."The people closest to the pain, should be the closest to the power, driving & informing the policymaking..." THIS is what I mean. (A) When I wanted to break cycles of #poverty by strengthening pathways to #graduation, preventing #dropout #MA7
(2/11) for expectant & #parenting #teens, (still the #1 reason girls drop out, even with unplanned pregnancies on the decline) I invited them to the table to share their stories, struggles & to inform the #BPS policy we developed to better support them.
(3/11) (B) When I wanted to better understand why we were seeing an increase in #bicyclist & motor vehicle collisions, I contacted @bostonbikeunion I invited them to share their stories & struggles, 4 hrgs later, we had a crash data report & the 1st sideguard ord. in the country
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