How Capitalism Works.

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First off, I would just like to point out that it doesn't. At least not as well as other developed countries. For example, Americans have to work harder and longer while receiving less compensation than the population of most other developed countries. (If not less than them all) I have also heard that top executives in this country used to earn about 25 times what the average worker makes. Today it is closer to 300 times that. For a time, it got closer to 400 times that. (Let's hear them bitch more about taxes) There are also many useless, parasitic bureaucrats in this country who produce nothing tangible toward the human condition. Many of them also make a VERY good living doing so. I will show you a picture of how that basically makes the workforce function.
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I have another picture that makes a good metaphor of how our dog eat dog capitalist system works. Here it is.

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For those who support our capitalist system, feel free to post a reply and throw out some good scare tactics. "Commie" would be a good one. And for most of everybody else, there is a price to be paid for being brainwashed and following the economic cult that you do. Which is that you can't even imagine there being a better way. And even if you can, with it being different and unfamiliar, you have no interest in it. It is pretty sad.
 
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Mr. Steamroller,

That is a good analogy. Five welfare bums yelling at one productive worker "where's my money!"
In reality land, welfare bums don't give anybody orders. Boss's and those with money do. Also, I heard something about UPS that is probably still true. They have full time workers. But they are able to get away with calling them temporary workers. So the company can get away with giving them less in benefits.
 

Sparta

Former Staff
Aug 2006
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#5
I own 3 different businesses.

I know 4 things for certain.

1. My employees are here of their own free will.

2. I do play a lot in taxes, relative to what I take home.

3. Capitalism isn't perfect, and I don't know who claims it is.

4. Most importantly imo.

Hard working, motivated employees have an opportunity to learn the business which is an opportunity unique to capitalism. It gives people a chance to excel professionally and profit financially.

Most people don't seem to be motivated to excel professionally which is fine, there is a place in capitalism for them too.

The complaint with capitalism which I see most often is in the OP, it's a fair criticism I think because most people don't want to take the risks associated with ownership or invest the time required to profit from within a company. If most people feel that way (for the sake of argument I'll say they do) then it's fair to say they should be accommodated if possible.

As a society we attempt to accommodate these people by offering a welfare system which includes all of the basic necessities required to survive. The law also allows for many different sorts of filings which can allow people to profit at leisure, such as independent contractors and with the proliferation of internet there are all sorts of income opportunities.


To use an analogy, if the guy rowing the boat doesn't approve of his contract he's free to buy his own boat, or he can jump out and become a professional swimmer, maybe it doesn't pay as well but at least he can be his own man.

Idk, maybe someone has a better suggestion?
 
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#6
I own 3 different businesses.

I know 4 things for certain.

1. My employees are here of their own free will.

2. I do play a lot in taxes, relative to what I take home.

3. Capitalism isn't perfect, and I don't know who claims it is.

4. Most importantly imo.

Hard working, motivated employees have an opportunity to learn the business which is an opportunity unique to capitalism. It gives people a chance to excel professionally and profit financially.

Most people don't seem to be motivated to excel professionally which is fine, there is a place in capitalism for them too.

The complaint with capitalism which I see most often is in the OP, it's a fair criticism I think because most people don't want to take the risks associated with ownership or invest the time required to profit from within a company. If most people feel that way (for the sake of argument I'll say they do) then it's fair to say they should be accommodated if possible.

As a society we attempt to accommodate these people by offering a welfare system which includes all of the basic necessities required to survive. The law also allows for many different sorts of filings which can allow people to profit at leisure, such as independent contractors and with the proliferation of internet there are all sorts of income opportunities.


To use an analogy, if the guy rowing the boat doesn't approve of his contract he's free to buy his own boat, or he can jump out and become a professional swimmer, maybe it doesn't pay as well but at least he can be his own man.

Idk, maybe someone has a better suggestion?
Gee, I checked the local paper's want ads and didn't see any demand for a "professional swimmer." ???
 

Blueneck

Former Staff
Jun 2007
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#8
The problem with capitalism currently is this shit:

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Deal Allows Low-Ball Wages

Why the fuck did the people of WI have to pay a Chinese company to bribe them to move there?

We do this all the time now. Huge corporations with more money than God are receiving our tax money as a reward for hiring people. If we're going to do that, we need to do it for small American businesses.

Quit feeding the sharks.
 

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