Capitalism is quietly erasing the idea of private property. All products are effectively becoming rentals, and the companies can revoke your right to use them whenever they feel like it. It's becoming increasingly difficult to actually own anything. Media is streamed, and devices are locked from the users.

It's hilarious how all the things people were afraid of happening under communism are actually happening under capitalism.

vice.com/en_us/article/bvgx9w/

@yogthos That seems more like centralization of ownership rather than elimination. You rent your phone. The carrier, OEM, and Apple or Google co-own it.

@freakazoid it's neofuedalism, the company has a fiefdom and then people are their serfs indentured to them because the company actually owns all their stuff, and it's just allowing them to use it.

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@yogthos @freakazoid and repairs are at the expense of the user. The cell phone example isn't quite right bc they (usually) are purchased in the end.

Why "buy" a new tractor if I don't reply own it and am also responsible for it's care? If I rent an apartment but I don't service the appliances. That's supposed to be the trade off equity for responsibility.

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