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    Quote Originally Posted by BadCat View Post
    And you're not in that "class"?
    0.5% of the population owns 49% of all privately-owned corporate stock.

    the top 1% holds about 35% of wealth.

    These are the people in that class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    Only if you are ignorant.
    No it's a structural necessity. It's called a master-signifier.

    Look up Jacques Lacan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    Capitalism is better for EVERYONE who is willing to work.
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    lol
    Says the welfare Queen...
    Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
    Ronald Reagan

    We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
    Ronald Reagan

    R.I.P. Crockspot
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    I am an exotic dancer. . .so I'm VERY much in the capitalist class. I am my own capital. When I fork over $40 a month for a gym membership that I use with regularity, I am investing in myself , and I get it back every night I step forward to work. I and my clients are protected by law, so they know what they're getting when they ask for a lapdance or a private room with me.

    I've talked to dancers who have worked in former Communist Bloc countries. There, a dancer could be used and abused with no recourse: her tips taken from her leaving her with no money, forced into sex work or drug use in order to keep the bosses happy; and when she wanted to go to authorities it was useless because they were often in cahoots with the club owners.

    In a capitalist society for the most part - - a dancer kept as a sex slave is a product of diminishing returns, and probable cause to have the club raided and/or shut down.

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    Context doesn't matter to this liberal it seems/ as long as it satisfies his godless dreams/ like monkeys throwing sh!t as castles in air/ as long as he throws/that is the extent of his care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CueSi View Post
    I am an exotic dancer. . .so I'm VERY much in the capitalist class. I am my own capital. When I fork over $40 a month for a gym membership that I use with regularity, I am investing in myself , and I get it back every night I step forward to work. I and my clients are protected by law, so they know what they're getting when they ask for a lapdance or a private room with me.
    1. That's not what it means to be in the capitalist class. If anything, the owners of the club you work in are closer.

    2. Laws protecting you and your clients? You don't believe in deregulation of the free market and letting the invisible hand take care of you? Sounds kinda socialist to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    1. That's not what it means to be in the capitalist class. If anything, the owners of the club you work in are closer.

    2. Laws protecting you and your clients? You don't believe in deregulation of the free market and letting the invisible hand take care of you? Sounds kinda socialist to me.
    The owners won't have shit w/o the dancers. They need us far more than we need them. I can move on to another club if I don't like the one I'm at. Even in a big city like the one I'm in, there are clubs that are short staffed and trying their damnedest to keep dancers.

    Laws to preserve the integrity of the product and keep the highest quality, ensuring repeat buisness. There's nothing more capitalist than that.

    You may want to check your hearing. :)

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    Context doesn't matter to this liberal it seems/ as long as it satisfies his godless dreams/ like monkeys throwing sh!t as castles in air/ as long as he throws/that is the extent of his care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CueSi View Post
    The owners won't have shit w/o the dancers. They need us far more than we need them.
    I completely agree.



    Laws to preserve the integrity of the product and keep the highest quality. There's nothing more capitalist than that.
    The free market is supposed to take care of quality. If some other club is dirty and awful, and yours is clean and fun, well the free market should handle it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    The free market is supposed to take care of quality. If some other club is dirty and awful, and yours is clean and fun, well the free market should handle it.
    And they do to a degree. . .one other place not far from me went out of buisness, then reopened as part of a national chain.

    But there's also a force at work in my business that's more powerful than economics: the libido.

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    Context doesn't matter to this liberal it seems/ as long as it satisfies his godless dreams/ like monkeys throwing sh!t as castles in air/ as long as he throws/that is the extent of his care.
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    government regulation saying what I can or can't do with my dollar or with the club I own?

    sounds like socialism to me

    -Joe the poster
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