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From: The Socialist issue 969, 1 November 2017: Robber bosses own $6trn

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This ad for boots in a Hong Kong shopping centre is a little on the nose. It seems capitalism's not content with working us till we drop for its profits. Now it wants us to buy more stuff to deal with it too.


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