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originally posted by: pexx421
a reply to: NavyDoc No. What I actually described is how a place with no worker protections and representation contrasts with a place WITH those things. I showed the difference, the reality, that business will exploit to the fullest given the opportunity. There are 100 MILLION unemployed americans, one third of the work force. There is an infinite labor pool. This situation is maintained and exploited, as I pointed out many times, through price fixing, wage fixing, lax immigration policies, and outsourcing, in order to force wage costs down. The business market and legislation is intentionally manipulated to extract as much profit as possible from workers and customers. Businesses have NO care for society or the community, and only give what they are held to the fire to give. That is the point, my friends. I am not that worried for myself....I don't care to work at a minimum wage job, I have skills and know that they will provide a lucrative and enjoyable life with the things I want, like a nice home for my family, travel, etc. I also know, from my observations of current events and history, that if my children follow in my footsteps to my career path, they will have a lower standard of living than I do.....no matter what it really was that I chose to do. I am not happy with this. I am not happy with the idea that my children will need to do a much higher skilled job or a market manipulation job (banker, finance), in order to match the lifestyle that we can have now with a middle skilled labor job (ultrasound).