Bolshevik Revolution, Lenin, & Motherhood
(01-27-2012, 08:02 PM)Adam Wayne Wrote:
(01-27-2012, 05:41 PM)PeterII Wrote:
(01-27-2012, 04:49 PM)Crusading Philologist Wrote: Interesting to note that capitalism has basically done the same thing, only more successfully.

Contrary to your Socialist bias, women only began entering the work force on mass in North America with the loss of monetary purchasing power and the rise of taxes, which are not capitalistic policies.  The women who who worked in factories during WWII did not stay there after the war.  They only went back in with the advent of the pill and loss of a gold standard. 

Really? What planet are you from? Some were forced to go into the work place, some were coaxed in order to realize their full potential. It increased the tax base, put off having children if ever, decreased wages across the board and made women compete with men in providing for the family. You seriously blame the loss of the gold standard for women working outside the home? That is indeed a new one.

How about children in the work place before child labor laws? Was that because we were on the gold standard? Or women who worked in sweat shops around the same time and before unions?

I live on the planet where a man use to be able to get a job with a high school education and support an entire family on that one income.  That's not the case anymore.  The loss of purchasing power is directly due to poor monetary policy and increased taxes.

Women and children worked in sweat shops because it was a better alternative to subsistence farming where they worked just as hard for less.  Contrary to the Socialist bias, life wasn't beer and skittles before the industrial revolution.  Famine use to be a reality that has been eliminated in non Marxist countries at least, and that's not because of unions, but because of increased production. 

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Capitalism has Thomistic Origins - by Geremia - 01-27-2012, 11:44 PM
Re: Bolshevik Revolution, Lenin, & Motherhood - by PeterII - 01-28-2012, 12:10 AM

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