[Marxism] Fwd: Tax Cuts for the Super Rich, Financial Assault on the Working People

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Nov 29 18:04:32 MST 2017


Tax plans are basically pictures of envisioned futures. So, to distill 
to its essence the tax proposal currently under consideration in the 
U.S. Congress and promoted by President Trump as something beautiful, we 
should counter-market it as: Jacking Up the Social Rent for the Working 
Peoples Act.

Marx described the law as the official codification of the status of the 
lines of battle in the class struggle. For example, if the law dictates 
that child labor is allowed, capital has won; if specific laws ban such 
things, those on the side of labor and decency have won the battle. 
Likewise, if the prevailing law designates wealth accumulated through 
financial speculation as a separate class of income worth more, compared 
to earnings through labor (intellectual or physical), finance capital 
has won the battle. For now, at least.

full: http://www.thenorthstar.info/?p=13821



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