Hierarchy & Property (leaflet)
Hierarchy, including so-called “representative government,” concentrates power in authority. That corrupts, as the Stanford Prison Experiment proved. We see it all around us: Authoritarians beat their families, bosses bully workers, police shoot the poor, rulers lie to start wars to extend rule, and corporate news repeats the lies.
Property gets concentrated too: Trade favors the trader in the stronger bargaining position, making him stronger still, increasing inequality, creating poverty and plutocracy. To end rule by the wealthy class, we need to not have a wealthy class; that requires a different economic system.
Competition kills empathy, producing racists, sexists, and other bullies. Property separates and alienates us; madmen stalk our streets with ever worse weapons. We’ll only be safe in a caring society that leaves no one behind, so no one wants to hurt us.
2018 Feb 17, version 4.14. The leaflet takes two sides of 1/3 page.
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