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Misbiopy
People don't seem to realize this, but during the Great Depression, food and other goods existed, but were destroyed because noone was buying them(because they couldn't afford them.) This isn't new. This is how capitalism has always operated.
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Misbiopy Apr 2
Replying to @Misbiopy
FDR paid farmers millions of dollars to destroy crops by ploughing them into the ground, kill MILLIONS of pigs, this is not like some kind of shocking new development it's ancient
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Stevie McFly Apr 2
Even during peak times, food has been destroyed to adjust prices. A teacher told my class about it in middle school and I was the only one who saw it as horrifying rather than a commendable way to Defeat Communism or whatever
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yessirski Apr 3
Replying to @steviexmcfly @Misbiopy
Yeah I remember in Gr12 I had a world issues course and we started out the semester by doing a bunch of case studies about food scarcity & why things like famines are allowed to happen when there’s such a huge surplus of food waste
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RedJohnSocialist Apr 3
Replying to @Misbiopy
Ireland was exporting food during the Famine. It has always been thus.
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Canaa Hawke Apr 3
A more accurate way to phrase this would be 'The English were extracting food from Ireland during the Famine.'
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i was id Apr 3
Replying to @Misbiopy @SophiaGrene
This is a crucial thing to understand about money - it's a means of distributing resources. It's society's way of saying "you can have a call on the collected resources of the country". Getting technical - It's all in the ontology.
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i was id Apr 3
Replying to @Misbiopy @SophiaGrene
Many economists and politicians - and us - are so hung up on the notion of property rights and deserved wealth that they can't seem to grasp the idea that money is a debt. It's what we, collectively, owe the holder of the money - "you can have access to this much stuff".
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Ravais Apr 2
Replying to @Misbiopy @della_morte_
My grandpa used to tell me about his childhood during the GD. That all the kids would be standing in the streets hungry and they would literally pour the milk and throw the bread in the sewer. He loved Capone because "he put food on our table when no one else would".
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Brittany😷 Apr 3
That's a system that creates a Capone.
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GlendaGotCameras Apr 3
lol the fact that corporations would rather destroy the product rather than give it away for free has me in an interesting headspace right now
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Happy Uncle Sam Apr 3
I've worked on farms, and the costs involved to plant crops or run a dairy are enormous. They've got bank-loans like you wouldn't believe, so the profit margins are very slim.
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