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From the Ted Talk by Yanis Varoufakis: Capitalism will eat democracy -- unless we speak up

Unscramble the Blue Letters

At the level of the enterprise, imagine a capital makert, where you earn capital as you work, and where your ctaipal follows you from one job to another, from one company to another, and the company — whichever one you happen to work at at that time — is solely owned by those who happen to work in it at that moment. Then all income stems from capital, from ptirfos, and the very concept of wage labor becomes obsolete. No more separation between those who own but do not work in the cnapomy and those who work but do not own the company; no more tug-of-war between capital and labor; no great gap between investment and saving; indeed, no toneirwg twin peaks.

Open Cloze

At the level of the enterprise, imagine a capital ______, where you earn capital as you work, and where your _______ follows you from one job to another, from one company to another, and the company — whichever one you happen to work at at that time — is solely owned by those who happen to work in it at that moment. Then all income stems from capital, from _______, and the very concept of wage labor becomes obsolete. No more separation between those who own but do not work in the _______ and those who work but do not own the company; no more tug-of-war between capital and labor; no great gap between investment and saving; indeed, no ________ twin peaks.

Solution

  1. towering
  2. market
  3. profits
  4. capital
  5. company

Original Text

At the level of the enterprise, imagine a capital market, where you earn capital as you work, and where your capital follows you from one job to another, from one company to another, and the company — whichever one you happen to work at at that time — is solely owned by those who happen to work in it at that moment. Then all income stems from capital, from profits, and the very concept of wage labor becomes obsolete. No more separation between those who own but do not work in the company and those who work but do not own the company; no more tug-of-war between capital and labor; no great gap between investment and saving; indeed, no towering twin peaks.

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Important Words

  1. capital
  2. company
  3. concept
  4. earn
  5. enterprise
  6. gap
  7. great
  8. happen
  9. imagine
  10. income
  11. investment
  12. job
  13. labor
  14. level
  15. market
  16. moment
  17. obsolete
  18. owned
  19. peaks
  20. profits
  21. separation
  22. solely
  23. stems
  24. time
  25. towering
  26. twin
  27. wage
  28. work