Capitalism keeps workers poor

Capitalism keeps workers poor


Hey, everybody. My name’s Kim Siever. Welcome
back to my channel. Before I get into the main message of my video,
I just wanted to recognize the generosity of the subscribers and Patreon patrons that
I have received this week. I’ve had 3 people sign up: 2 through Paypal and 1 through Patreon.
And I appreciate their generosity and the confidence they have in the content that I
create. One of the benefits of becoming one of my
Patreon patrons is a vocal shoutout in my videos, so I recognize Kara Lee-Ann as my
first Patreon patron. I appreciate, Kara Lee-Ann, the leadership that you have shown in becoming
my first Patreon patron, and I hope that your example sets the foundation for other patrons
to come along in the future. For all 3 of you, your monthly subscriptions
mean a lot to me and make it possible for me to continue providing the content that
I provide here on YouTube, as well as on my blog and on my social media accounts. And
I look forward to being able to continue to produce content, thanks in part to your
generosity. So let’s get back to the main message of
this video. When I took my 7-year-old to ballet this past
weekend, I noticed quite a few vehicles in the university parking lot that were in various
states of disrepair. Some had cracked windshields. Some had broken
grills. Some had duct tape either masking blemishes or holding parts together. Some
had patches of rust. And all this reminded me that we live in a
society that doesn’t pay its workers sufficiently. Vehicle owners who can’t afford to save
money to cover unexpected expenses, like vehicle repairs. Or who don’t have enough left over
each month after they’ve paid their bills to cover unexpected expenses. So, chips become cracks, and cracks spread
and multiply. Paint bubbles become rust, and rust becomes holes. And tires get bald. And
oil doesn’t get changed. And brakes wear down. And when the vehicle finally breaks
down, its owner buys another cheap vehicle that’s already falling apart because that’s
all they can afford. And the cycle continues. Because we’re opposed to a $15 minimum wage
and think it’s okay for CEOs to make as much in just one weekday morning as the average
employee makes in an entire year. Because we think it’s okay for landlords to buy
up excess housing stock and charge more for rent than the house is worth. Because we think
it’s okay that a major grocery chain distributes $1.7 billion in profit to shareholders in
2018 instead of keeping grocery prices low. Because capitalism keeps the rich rich and
the workers poor. Because poor workers are desperate. They will take any job and they
won’t jeopardize that job by organizing. Thanks for watching. Thanks to all these subscribers and Patreon
patrons, who make this video possible. You can follow me online at siever.ca/kim.
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