Julian658 wrote:I am The Beatles and I wrote a lot of music that gave immense pleasure to the listeners . In return the listeners paid a small stipend that was not much at the individual level. The listeners felt it was worth it to spend the money on the music. BTW, when one spends money the assumption is that one gets value in return. I would not spend money if I do not get value from my money.
Everyone has their own personal different definitions of value. People value things differently from each other, some value things more than others. Usually, the more right winged someone is, the more they value things. This is because the more right wing the position is in the political spectrum, the more hierarchy gets promoted.
In communism, the concept of value does not exist because it does not need to exist in a communist economy.
How were they privileged?
A lot of people liked them. They idolized them, like with any other celebrity.
Do you mean they were talented?
No they are not talented - In both labour and music terms. In labour terms, a civilization cannot be built by moving strings and sticks in front of a camera. In music terms, their music was fake, overrated, contemporary, and capitalist.
How did The Beatles take the wealth create by others?
Others who purchased their music use their private spending powers. They coordinate that wealth into liberal media, that being an example, to motivate them to work. Some people need to see an idolized musician in person performing to motivate them to work because non socialists manipulate people into believing that they are so much more valued, that seeing that is a false "honour." I never understand why people get obsessed with famous people they see in person. It is because society manipulates people to think that it is good to see that. But in real conscious terms, it is as equal as seeing an impoverished person that no one knows.
What wealth did the others create?
Homes, automobiles, food, factories, engineering facilities, medical facilities such as hospitals, and technological appliances such as radios or Televisions.
Were they robbed by The Beatles?
Yes via manipulation from what non socialist society inflicts onto each other.
Steve Jobs work out of a car garage and invented the Apple computer. At the onset he was penniless, however, he designed a product that millions wanted to have.
In capitalist economies, most inventors who sell their products properly result in being wealthy.
Obviously the people felt they were getting a LOT of value by purchasing Apple computers.
Personal computers were a new invention in those times, so many people wanted it. The capitalist enterprise exploited the wealth of those purchasers who wanted the new invented technology, so the capitalist enterprise got wealthy.
How did he steal money from the customers? Economic profit Is Theft.
Profit is not real wealth. It is wealth that enterprise owners live off of.
He provided a gadget that customers wanted very badly.
He assisted on inventing a gadget that the people wanted. He sold it to them because in their capitalist economy, there was no other way onto distributing to them. He took advantage of that by including a percentage of profit in product prices, and used those remaining profits to become wealthy.
How is this stealing?
Profit is theft. In a capitalist economy, nothing is valued only by the material quality and labour effort. The third factor of determining the value (Price) of a product in a capitalist economy is Profit. The reason why profits exist under capitalism is so that enterprise owners can make money off of that after paying for everything else needed to maintain their enterprise and industry. If nothing is sold for profit under capitalism, then the economy is not capitalist anymore by definition since in capitalism, everything is produced for profit; So it can be Sold.
If there is a chocolate bar that is worth 3 Marks. One Mark is for the chocolate, packaging that covers it to protect it from outside debris, and other material related subjects. One Mark is for the labour. This includes designing the chocolate bar, industrial equipment used to make the bars, various deliveries, labour for maintaining the manufacturing centers, farming labour for harvesting cocoa crops, and loading and unloading bars into shops where they are sold. The final Mark is for profit. The final Mark pays the owner, who has no contributing factor into making the bar. The final Mark is invested into stocks, where other enterprise owners can expand via capitalist inflation, make more money for themselves, and increase prices (But not wages) for the masses.
The final Mark will Not
be payed to anyone who contributed into the making of the chocolate bar. Factory workers, custodians, food engineers, ingredient coordinators, architects who designed the chocolate factory, delivery drivers who delivery cocoa beans, ingredients, and the bars themselves once they are made, And graphic designers who designed the packing will not get the final Mark.
How is this stealing the wealth of others?
The final Mark goes to the exploiter who did not make any contributions into the making of the chocolate bar. The exploiter would be getting a Free
mark. Free money in an economy where currency exists is theft.
So, profit is theft.