Let us be clear that consumer society is a form of welfare state. Investors are subsidized, for very little effort on their part, with regular handouts from their portfolios. Whether or not we are investors, we all are passively provisioned, if not equally, by corporate paternalism, instead of directly providing for our own subsistence through dignified real work.
RELATED TAGS: [capitalism/consumer welfare state, consumer/investor/corporate subsidy, corporate paternalism, (economic self-reliance/self-sufficiency, genuine/meaningful work, self-reliant/self-sufficient society/community, local autonomy, localism]
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