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« but who will build the roads? » 

whenever someone exclaims « without capitalism, who will build the roads?! » i think of all the busted and unimproved roads in my town and the anarchist road crews that fix them ❤️✊️🏴

« but who will build the roads? » 

the Portland Anarchist Road Crew (PARC) uses some inexpensive, low-labor techniques to provide 2-5 year patches to holes, cracks, etc. and they act on the infrastructure that the city ignores. while the city development commission paves tourist thoroughfares over and over and over, our neighborhoods becomes grit and gravel. who builds the roads? we do! ✊️✊️✊️

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@garbados Um, who do they think built the roads the first time? It wasn’t independent contractors sorted out by the free market...

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@tibius even when it is, it’s the contractors that built it ;)

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@garbados I mean, sometimes right? But there are like state employees who literally lay the tar right?

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@tibius nope! everyone’s a contractor now :D

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@garbados wtf? Is that good?

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@tibius nope! it means the workers, the city, and the population get scammed with literally every road project 😛 but the city lacks the « expertise » to hire or manage a workforce for it, as they claim for an increasing proportion of the tasks one might expect of their government, so they just get scammed by contractor groups who themselves screw their workers for every cent.

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@garbados
The capitalists don't build roads they just use them

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@Vopo @garbados reminds me the sidewalk in front of my house needs fixing. It's inaccessible by wheelchair rn.

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@garbados ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️

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@garbados
Also, like... ffs, we'll build the roads. Capitalism doesn't actually build roads now???

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@garbados roads are about the clearest example of state funded infrastructure I can imagine like the Sumerians had roads, Medieval France had roads, the USSR had roads, peeps got roads

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@johnrandom shit needs to get places!

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@garbados i am in love with this whole conversation.

i just needed to say that.

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@garbados reminds me of the anarchists in portland who decided to fix some potholes

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@garbados but that’s demented, even in a capitalist economy, it was the state that built the roads and capitalists just sponge the infrastructure off the collective tax system, given they don’t pay their fair share of tax. And the reason the roads are now in disrepair is because the capitalists demanded the dismantling of the states capacity to maintain them.

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