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Controlled Capitalism - A maximum wage

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posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 08:56 PM
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Hoarding wealth is an addiction like any other -- the release of dopamine through satisfying compulsive behaviour.

The irony is, despite a drug addict only 'hurting' themselves or those immediately involved with them, whereas how 'money junkies' damage entire nations - issuing from that, the globe - drug use / trafficking is "illegal", mmm'kay, but the monetary equivalent is considered perfectly acceptable, even laudable.

Welcome to world. Enjoy your brain rot.
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posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 12:25 AM
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I've always said it's laughable that America is "So rich, powerful, and opportunistic" yet, why are so many Americans struggling so bad? I'd say it's rather logical and reasonable to have this reflect the citizens within the country. We have a rich and prosperous nation, but why are the citizens within the country not prosperous as well? Why do we have the amount of homeless we do? Why do we have so many people in jail basically for profit? Why is our education pitiful? Why is our healthcare system so wonky? Why do so many people have to rely on food stamps,OTC, and so on? Why do companies keep screwing their employees on fair raises, benefits, and general salaries? Why is our infrastructure crumbling? And the list goes on and on.

All of the money is super concentrated, and it's been steadily getting worse. I never understood why exactly people want to hoard a very large portion of the money. Perhaps it's a primal urge to become powerful within your species to have dominance. Or maybe it's some sort of warped hoarding disorder. But if you actually start flowing more money at the poor and middle class, what do you think will happen? People will be able to buy new cars, houses, tuition, electronics, higher quality food, steady healthcare, jewelery, entertainment (movie tickets, concert tickets, video games, gaming consoles, etc.), and basically anything out there with a price tag on it. Typically when people have money they spend a lot of money as well. If companies actually pay well, their employees will then invest their money into various facets of the business world in order to advance their own lives, or at least live their lives more happily. In other words, both companies and workers will benefit overall. It's a win-win.

It would work well for the government also. If the common man had more cash to spend, that's increasing the taxes they will receive. Not to mention, shouldn't this be what the government would want anyway from an ethical standpoint? They are elected to serve the people and look out for their best interests. Not work against them, or at least turn the other cheek upon them. But they have done nothing but stand by and watch. I suppose it's rather hard to not be persuaded by a rich man though.

Economically, it's just not a system that will work. You're pretty much trying to have a few fish in a lake, while you have many in a pond. The greater/faster money is exchanged, the faster it will then return back to you. It keeps the proverbial ball rolling. But we're basically in the losing spiral of a game of monopoly right now. Once someone has large sums of wealth and capital, it's pretty hard to compete or catch up.
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posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 09:58 PM
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originally posted by: Xeven

originally posted by: beezzer
Once you have government dictate what a person can make, you might as well take capitalism out of the equation and just leave the word, "Control".

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, "Capitalism is the worst form of economics, until you compare it to everything else."


No CEO is worth even a Million Dollars. They simply don't do that much, don't make that many decisions that matter and don't really have the impact on the companies success that warrant a Million Salary. No one does really. Why they get paid so much is because they will line the pockets of the rest of the board members and politicians with large sums of cash. They also hire peoples families or network with other rich people to make sure their kids and family get an edge on high paying jobs. It is all a big scam and if your not a part of it your working for nothing.


You are one of the reasons that the US is doing so poorly in just about every category. You obviously have not done so well in life and pour derision on jobs that you have no capacity and no experience doing however, that does not stop you from having an opinion or voting (as if that mattered anymore). BTW, in the grand scheme of things a million dollars may seem like a lot to you however it really doesn't go that far these days.

You also do not have any knowledge of what the main motivating factor of a CEO is (The CEO of a public company takes care of the shareholders not the board of directors as well as the everyday operations and full responsibility of the company).

If you had your way, limits would be placed and the large corporations would fail because all the people that were good at their job would go somewhere else and work. This would be a great opportunity for you (with no experience) to step in and take over the easy CEO job and quickly destroy the company. You could take responsibility for the jobs lost and family ruined because you did not have the ability to be a leader. You would not have to worry much because you could always go back to where you came from and laugh about how easy the job was to kill the big company.

In short, if you haven't done the job, you have no idea of it's complexity or ease; you are just projecting your dissatisfaction for your own life onto others.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: AlexJowls
C'mon, tell the truth…do you work for the current administration to post that kind of drivel or are you just that intellectually challenged



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: cheddartoes
There is the perfect place for you: North Korea; send a postcard when you are enjoying the fact that everyone around you is just a miserable as you are.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 01:29 AM
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originally posted by: notmyrealname
a reply to: AlexJowls
C'mon, tell the truth…do you work for the current administration to post that kind of drivel or are you just that intellectually challenged

Greed = cancer -- the quintessential mathematical proof.


(post by notmyrealname removed for a manners violation)

posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: AlexJowls

Greed



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: Dfairlite
The pathologically greedy justifying abject greed in order to qualify their own greed.

Thanks, Gordon Gekko!



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