redcarpet wrote:Capitalist relations of production are hard to justify to the average person.
Actually, most people accept the capitalist relation of production because they accept (or, more often, have succeeded in preventing themselves from knowing) that their rights to liberty have been forcibly removed and made into the private property of landowners and other privilege holders.
The workers in the factory do more than 99% of the work, and barely get 1% of the total revenues back in wages/salaries.
No, that claim is self-evidently false and absurd. Wages make up about half of GDP
in capitalist countries, depending on the country. Anyone who has ever worked at a high managerial level in a manufacturing industry can tell you that wages make up the lion's share of total expenses, which are typically close to total revenue. Your "logic" would indicate that every manufacturing concern is wildly profitable, and none would ever go broke. But they do. A lot.
Faceless men, some of which have never done a day's work since the day they were born, get the lion's share.
Certainly it is true that the owners of privileges such as land titles, IP monopolies, bank charters and land titles take large fractions of total production from society without having to make any commensurate contribution to production in return. But that is not the case with those who provide the capital equipment that makes modern production possible. They are the real producers, but they almost always get far less of total revenue than the workers get in wages. It is the privileged who take without contributing.
That's hard to justify. You should earn based on your performance.
You should earn based on your contribution
. Your "performance" is not necessarily an accurate measure of what you are contributing.
If you're performance is ZERO why is that person getting anything at all? You, along with the rest doing the work, that's your money.
Fine, but you need to reread the above so that you understand exactly who the parasites are, and how they manage to get away with it.
The concept is similar to taxation by the government,
No it isn't.
only only anarchist-Right people don't accept taxes as legitimate.
Taxes are legitimate when they are levied according to the two most fundamental and widely accepted principles of fair and efficient taxation policy: beneficiary pay (which is most simply and accurately measured by the value of privileges owned) and ability to pay (which is most simply and accurately measured by assets or net worth).
If we are talking about a self employed person, or a group of people pooling together the capital, resources and are self-made and get rich because of that, yeah that's fine. Whereas if we're talking about faceless men that aren't on the production line, seizing the profit to transfer to their bank accounts. Unless you're a ideological fanatic on the moderate-Far Right, you accept that's unjustifiable.
You haven't understood capitalist production relations because you don't know the difference between the owner of a privilege, who takes a portion of production without making any commensurate contribution to production, and the provider of capital equipment to production, without whose contribution production, and thus wages, would be at the Stone Age level.
So even when it comes to mildly social democratic policies, it's a policy to reduce the negative effects of the market in that sector of society.
You need to understand the difference between a free market and a privilege market.
So from 100% bad to successful reduce it to 80% = therefore a portion of that labour force saves from selling their houses, abandoning their children, etc, just to get by.
Before you make proposals for solutions, first understand the problem.