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Man Shows How 'Trickle-Down' Economics Don't Work In Scathing Twitter Rant

Man Shows How 'Trickle-Down' Economics Don't Work In Scathing Twitter Rant
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Updated 7 months ago

Recently, a tweet about Amazon head Jeff Bezo's worth went viral, because it highlighted the enormous wealth disparity between the people at the top of companies versus the workers who make that company function. It's disturbing to a lot of people that someone can make so much money while others aren't even able to make the minimum wage.

Twitter user Julius Goat decided to take the tweets popularity and turn it into a little lesson trickle down economics; specifically, how they don't work. Their argument is that capitalism demands efficiency and cost reduction to the point of eliminating humans from the assembly line, making technology the king of production. But instead of considering how this might free up time and resources for people to live better, we've begun to serve the technology over human beings.

It's not exactly clear what it would look like to somehow get capitalism and technology to serve people again, especially since the current system of replacing workers with bots and paying the remaining people on the job as little as possible is only benefiting folks at the top. Any ideas?

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