Why Rupert hates unions and Gina loves 457 visas

The Australian Independent Media Network

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While attempting to clean up my computer, I came across an essay that my daughter wrote earlier this year.  I would like to share an excerpt from it.

Marxists see the conflict between the bourgeoisie (those that own the means of production) and the proletariat (those who sell their labour) as crucial to the maintenance of capitalism.  Its function is to create an obedient, docile, uncritical workforce who will work to support the upper-class’s lifestyle and the economy.  Keeping wages low, or debt pressure high, means workers will be less likely to complain or make demands.  As workers struggle to provide their families with all the temptations that a capitalist society offers, they become far less likely to risk their employment, and less able to improve their situation.  Even in the unlikely event that an opportunity for advancement should arise, it would often mean abandoning family and friends in order…

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