I started a libertarian-communist YouTube channel. Here's my first video! (EDIT: More videos being posted as they come)

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Jul 1 2021 19:44

New video: Why Capitalism Doesn’t Work
video length: 16:56
https://youtu.be/CG_lcbTpR3s

Debunking the video “Why Capitalism Works” by PragerU, aka Prager University, and having a few laughs along the way.

The reason capitalism doesn’t work is due to inherent flaws and failings within the system. The problem is not that individual capitalists are greedy. Individual greed can be an aggravating factor, but even capitalists who are well intentioned must make profit the priority.

The result is an economic system which sacrifices people’s lives and wellbeing and which threatens the future survival of human civilization and even the survival of our species, all for the sake of profit.

All this is discussed in more detail throughout the video.

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Jul 10 2021 17:36

New video: The Capitalist Propaganda of Multi-Millionaire Andy Puzder: A Response
Video length: 17:28
https://youtu.be/41_6RGrZA5o

A response to two propaganda videos by multimillionaire CEO and author Andy Puzder where he argues that capitalism caters to human needs and empowers the masses as a form of economic democracy.

This response video debunks Puzder’s claims while also presenting a broader critique of capitalism more generally.

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Jul 10 2021 21:14

This project of yours is admirable and to be commended. Well done i look forward to many more of your videos

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Jul 12 2021 21:41

Thanks so much! And I've been a long time appreciator of literature that the SPGB has on the socialist/communist mode of production. Helped me make sense of it.

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Jul 25 2021 17:35

Here’s my latest video: “Tax the Rich? Why More Is Not Enough”
Length: 18:00
https://youtu.be/SJaoDBJC8M0

No matter how high we raise taxes on the rich, it cannot resolve the inherent injustice of capitalism.

This video responds to videos by PragerU and The Daily Wire and then goes beyond that to critique the liberal perspective on taxing the rich.

Summary:

1. PragerU and The Daily Wire misrepresent the facts to exaggerate how much tax the rich pay

2. However, a large portion of tax revenue is indeed paid by the rich

3. The argument that liberal progressives make to justify this is: Those who can afford more should pay more.

4. This argument is flawed: it accepts the belief that the rich subsidize and support the rest of us.

5. The opposite is true, at least when it comes to rich capitalists, who are the majority of the rich. It’s the working-class who support and subsidize the rich, because it’s the working-class who produces their wealth.

The next video, the sequel to this one, will address the question: Do rich people who are not capitalists pay too much tax?

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Jul 31 2021 21:32

(Note that I use the word socialist to refer to a stateless and classless society... I use it because it's less scary to most people than the c-word)

My latest video: “Tax the Rich? New questions: A Socialist Perspective”
Time: 17:58

https://youtu.be/5q6j4Kh8LEA

Quoting from the video description I put on youtube:

Since rich capitalists amass their wealth by exploiting workers, they have no right to complain about taxes. But not all rich people are capitalists. Some are high-income workers. This raises some questions:

• Is it justified that high-salary workers pay a high portion of the tax revenue? If so, what is that justification?

• Does paying a high portion of taxes mean they contribute more to society than other members of the working class?

• Does the high market value of their labor, as reflected by their high salary, mean that their labor contributes more social value to society?

And also:

• Higher tax for the rich is the progressive liberal solution to address inequality and provide better funding for public goods and services. But what is the socialist solution?

This video essay will address these questions.