In history today we are talking about the gilded age and how business grew and people had jobs and we had advancements like skyscrapers and wider streets and parks and theaters that were all funded by the likes of Carnegie and Rockefeller.
There was no government involvement at all in any of these things and in general the government at this time didn’t really do anything along the lines of major issues.
It’s honestly the funniest thing for ~liberals~ to cry about how business destroys the country when there’s clear evidence that we made great advancements when the government literally did nothing to affect the economy.
yea but look at the conditions for the workers
compared to what?
the ‘conditions for the workers’ were better at that time than at any previous time in history.
I’m not saying government involvement is good, I’m just saying that a lot of business owners will do anything to make more money
and yea a lot of businesses have helped out but that doesn’t mean that working conditions suck and I’m not talking about wages
"working conditions" are by definition relative, not absolute
you’re comparing those working conditions to modern working conditions as if current conditions that exist at this moment (after hundreds of years of accumulated capital investment and increased productivity) are an absolute standard
yes, the working conditions of the gilded age are awful, compared to sitting behind a computer in an air conditioned building
but if you want the comparison to have any meaning whatsoever, you have to compare those working conditions not to current conditions, but to EVERYTHING ELSE THAT EVERY EXISTED UP UNTIL THAT POINT
Also, Upton Sinclair is a fucking fraud.