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yeah, Brazil in a nutshell, this is Rio de Janeiro btw. this represents perfectly how the income distribution works here, even worse, probably 90% of the residents of that building on the left are cartel owners

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even worse, probably 90% of the residents of that building on the left are cartel owners

Rewarding immoral behavior is pretty par for the course in capitalism.

@nineteeneightyfour
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Do you think it would be more effective to tackle that at the level of legislation and reversing regulatory capture or at the level of the consumer behavior that generates the revenue streams funding said corruption?

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Consumers might be able reduce the unethical nature of capitalism by a little with their own purchasing decisions, but in the end, there is no ethical consumption in a capitalist society. Working within an intrinsically unjust system will never fix the injustice.

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Do you mean that it’s impossible to engage in ethical transactions in a system that supports private property? If so, which elements of this existing system would need to change to support ethical consumption?

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Workers must own their means of production, for one. The biggest problem with capitalism is that the few have power over the many.

@nineteeneightyfour
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Cooperatives seem like a great idea. Does that mean that doing business with cooperatives is fine, then? In the event that a cooperative becomes “too” successful and obtains too much power, should it be nationalized, or what’s the solution?

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If you’re curious about what socialists/communists have to say about worker co-ops, I actually started a discussion a while ago on Lemmygrad: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/31393

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Personally, I find the best approach is apathy.

jhghjb (he/they)
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yep, bolsonaro has truly destroyed brazil with his fascism/capitalism

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