Thrust of argument: I wrote: All you 'proud capitalists' who praise our current failed-capitalist status quo, let's focus on how stupid you are being.
Corporations must deduct from their income the cost of -
repairing environmental damage they do, including to human bodies of workforce (thus proper income is also vital - outsourcing to factory slaves is an act of capitalist-failure) and anything else which is caused by their actions when producing what they sell us.
Instead, things like environmental damage and even low pay are left to society to make up for, we have to pay their bills.
For example frackers in the USA go to a place and frack it until it can be fracked no more and leave. The local government ends up having to pay the cost of dealing with most of the environmental damage done by the frackers. Fracking is alleged to be 'profitable' to some extent, some of the time, because considerable cost is just not covered.
If processed food makers cause cancer in society, the cost of those cancers must also be deducted from their income.
It is the case in every situation of a similar nature: those who do stuff to make money must pay for ALL the costs of the stuff they do including those which are knock-on costs.
So when you pretend that you support profit making you're lying to yourselves. What you're saying really is that if an armed robbery planner only spends about 100 pounds on the petrol and a few 100 on the weapons, that's good business, intelligent work and a clear profit - rather than a criminal way to just take money without earning it which technically anyone could do in a lawless society - and the corporate world's lack of regulation, particularly the financial sector, is certainly at a level of lawlessness which is comparable to armed robbery or the British empire or something like those things. Hitler's invasions. That sort of thing.
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: And I realised just now that hyperconsumerism is the product of advertising and branding, to quite a degree, perhaps almost entirely.
I WOULD TRADE NOW ON:
bp AT APPROX 468.90
bt AT APPROX 231.65
capita (at half strength)
AT APPROX 170.25
hammerson (at half strength)
AT APPROX 465.60
icag (at half strength)
AT APPROX 612.40
m&s AT APPROX 297.50
pearson (at half strength)
AT APPROX 696.20
sage (at half strength)
AT APPROX 701.20
standardlife AT APPROX 380.60
taylorwimpey AT APPROX 189.90
vodafone AT APPROX 200.90
THIS IS NOT TRADING ADVICE. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.
Removal of resistance: Hyperconsumerism damages people, their health, their minds and the planet.
Unification: So that's a HUGE cost the ad industry is passing on to us.