..Boomers, gen x, if these are your arguments, try using an inflation calculator, because according to you, "burger flippers" today should be getting a lot more than $15 an hour. Do you pick up what *you* are putting down?
I'll give the boomer (in this scenario) their due though- 3 dollars was NOT a thriving wage in 1965. ....Just as its equivalent today, $26.38, isn't either. They would, however, get you by. And by in large, we haven't even been asking for nearly that much. 😐
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It's either abolish capitalism or face extinction. There's no 'compelling' corporations to save us. They have control of all the resources to help protect themselves (secluded land, bunkers, any and all infrastructure to protect themselves from the worst of climate change), and all the means to colonize space. They're literally creating a space hotel that's going to be ready in the next decade. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't want to watch the world increasingly suffer throughout my life. And if I survive until 2075, I don't want to have survived that long to go out like that. We've already seen how the elderly and disabled and sick were treated during this pandemic. I don't want this for anyone or anything on our planet.
Edit: it's come to my attention that these statistics are unfounded. The scientific consensus in terms the possible outlooks of global warming are already scary enough, and this guy (from the tweet), who is not a climate scientist, is apparently out there spreading misinformation like this and is being condemned by actual climate scientists. I took them as someone who was theorizing a worse outlook, but based in science, and it's not. My sentiment above is still the same, but please look through the notes in regards to why these statistics (5, 6, & 7) are by in large if not completely disagreed with by scientists- and look at the actual science based statistics and outlooks of global warming.
That said, my sentiment is still the same. We need to abolish capitalism in order to save the planet, or stave off the worst of climate change, and it will take revolution, not reform, in order to abolish capitalism.
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