originally posted by: theworldisnotenough
With advancements in technology, production methods and automation, things should have become more and more affordable, and the standard of living in
a one-income home should not only still be sufficient these days, but it should be a much higher standard of living relative to the '50s.
Investors. The rich only are rich if they continue to pick all of our pockets on everything we purchase.
Ask yourself, what is an investment in naked terms.. taking out MORE in profits than you put in via capital.
Does that not lead to an imbalance? How can one group ALWAYS take out more than they put in without the Pendulum swinging the other way. Someone(s)
else must invariably be taking out LESS than they put in.
Imagine 4 categories : food, shelter, clothes, and fuel. the way the rich continue to stay ever richer is by investing in these things, and when we
ALL buy them, they get a cut of every purchase. lets say they get a 5% cut of each item. These so called profits are their investment income.
Formerly our money.
Lets take 2 of the items, (and say that for example due to modern technology) are now absolutely FREE> fuel and shelter.
Since fuel and shelter are now free, the rich are not making money off of us that way so they are losing 5% off each item in investments. So, they now
raise their profits on the other 2 (clothes and food) to 10% each. it all balances out for them and we keep feeding the system in order to enrich
You see, it does not matter how much tech there is, how many items are improved. Life will NOT and can NOT improve for society as a whole as long as
there are those rich people taking out more than they put in. It does not matter, if 99% of the things we buy are free, The rich will then just mark
up the remaining 1% of things to a profit level where they still rake it all in the same way.
Look at housing, a new person cant buy a cheap house why? because the rich investors either buy/flip it for a markup, or they buy it and become the
The society is basically like a farm, where the biggest fattest hogs are FOREVER at the trough front and center and all us smaller ones are struggling
on the TRICKLE DOWN scraps. And the fat hogs have bribed the farmer (govt) to not intervene.
Over time the middle class (smaller ones) will continually be starved until non-existent. All that will remain are the big fat greedy hogs.