• Awoo [she/her]@hexbear.net
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    4 day work week would mean 20% more free time for entertainment businesses to capitalise on and yet none of them have realised how beneficial this would be to their industries specifically if adopted throughout society. If they did then they’d be campaigning for it as significantly as they propagandise about anything else. Pandemic even provided exact data for just how much entertainment industry is tied to how much free time people have but they wrote it off in their heads as being caused by being locked inside by the lockdowns instead of tying it to free time specifically.

    • Dirt_Owl [comrade/them, they/them]@hexbear.net
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      You underestimate how much capitalists hate poor people. There are several things things that would help the economy that rich people won’t do because because it would mean giving money to poor people.

      Putting money in the hands of poor people tends to help the economy because they have to spend it Rich people who have more than they need just sit on it or move it around to other rich idiots.

      But we’ll always do trickle down instead of trickle up because “Poor people don’t deserve money”

    • marxisthayaca [he/him,they/them]@hexbear.net
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      they wrote it off in their heads as being caused by being locked inside by the lockdowns instead of tying it to free time specifically.

      Hilariously, a lot of industries and corps. also thought this would be the new normal.

  • chickentendrils [any, comrade/them]@hexbear.net
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    They should just eat the costs, I mean if any org can…

    At the same time, I helped a friend collect youtube data years ago and the volume of eg European children uploading hours of HD Minecraft footage with 0-10 views a piece was astounding.