18 March 2020 — theplanningmotivedotcom
A picture is forming. It appears that governments in the major economies are about to inject the equivalent of 15% of annual GDP to support industry and commerce during the pandemic. Nothing is free in a capitalist society except the unpaid labour of the working class which is expropriated by the capitalist class in the form of profit, rent, interest and tax. Everything else has to be paid for or paid back, including any emergency government funding. When that happens, workers are exploited twice over, because it is they who have to pay back this funding.