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Re: Capitalist Family

Posted by Carole on October 30, 2001 at 09:41:53:

In Reply to: Re: Capitalist Family posted by neda on October 27, 2001 at 12:29:02:

It's hard to imagine people doing this in a capitalist society. Working for someone else takes away all your time and energy. That's why kids end up being at home alone or spend all their time with other kids. Latch key kids is a result of capitalism, where the parents end up in wage or salary labor for a capitalist company and that is what really matters. Kids have to fend for themselves. I think this loneliness helps to keep capitalism healthy.

: It is definitely interesting how the idea of selling your time for money is installed in children at a very young age. It seems as though parents are projecting on their children the ideals of the system that they are functioning in. But as it was said earlier, very often parents have to coerce the children to work by threatening to take away some freedom. Children may think differently about the system in which they live if they had been raised seeing everyone work together in the house and thought that maintaining the house was a communal process, not the mom's job, which they should be paid to help with. Do you think people would be more open to communal processes if they were raised this way? And if so, are there ways in which this economic process is then taking on the characteristics of a class process, because it is learned?



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