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I worked extremely hard in order to gain my financial freedom and this was due to the benefits of a Capitalist society. Without that society I wouldn't have been motivated to start my businesses and employ people as well as pay business taxes into the system.
I know where you are coming from because I decided to retrain and start my own clinic once I qualified. It is extremely hard work because you don't work an 8 hour shift or a five day week. But the pleasure when it starts to slowly come together and you creep up to the break even and then hit profit and can pay yourself a salary is a reward most workers will never experience.
However, I do notice today with my sons, one in the NHS and the other working on contract maintaining council and social housing, that both are constantly reminded that their efficiency pays their wages, monitoring is today in place virtually watching every thing they do with their time etc plus both have to upgrade their qualifications as an on-going thing because something new has hit people e.g. the possibility of being personally sued should they make a mistake etc etc which in no way either of them merely do a job they can leave and not think about after hours etc. Yet the money is half a hop up from the minimum wage.
originally posted by: Shiloh7
I did say big institutions "like" our local government...
Today with the capitalistic principle of only a few hands governing all things and our institutions, we have managed to virtually do away with all middle management, (some due to technological reasons) and essentially our middle class.
an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
originally posted by: olaru12
It's not what you know, It's who you know....
Being friendly, networking, trustworthy and paying attention will get you further in a capitalistic society than hard physical labor.
Also being educated and having a good working knowledge of the English language is a big help in being successful.
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
So about 3 years back I did some renovation work for my old man on one of his hotels. He had one of my brothers mates working there, laziest prick I have ever met, he used to rock up at around 11am, then would just spend most of the day chating with the cleaning ladies, or whatever.
Anyway, though the work he did for my old man he decided he wanted to get into painting, so my dad gave him a few few tools to get started... 3 years later and this dude's driving around in a brand new Mercedes benz, completely off the tools and renovating old office buildings, to turn them into student accommodation dorms... I'm actually working for him atm. Since, I used to be a plasterer back in the day and have just moved back to my home town of Melbourne to look for work... So its worked out just fine for me, but seriously, how does such a lazy & scared of hard labour individual become so successful?
My theory... Most truly hard working people are far to stressed to take on to much, there always worried about what else needs to be done and whether a good job has been done... But the dude in question could not give the slightest f..... He sleeps like a baby either way, only thing he's worried about is when he gets paid... Where as a truly hard worker with integrity would be far more stressed out about whether a quality job is being done and whether the customer is getting value for money.
So yeah, basically the theory that being a hard worker will make you rich is a complete delusional illusion... What will make you rich in a capitalist society, is not caring one way or the other, just so long as you get paid!
Thriving in a capitalism... being a hard worker has nothing to do with it!!!
originally posted by: NateTheAnimator
a reply to: Subaeruginosa
Did you actually talk to the guy or are you making a huge assumption about his work ethic?
Regardless, you should be happy most people can't afford Mercedes brand cars...Sounds to me like your more envious than anything.
originally posted by: Shiloh7
Is it such a distinguishable line as you say though, in principle or in practise? An example of this is In a non capitalist society such as communism people don't get bonuses whatsoever - fiddling apart of course, whereby it has been part of a capitalist financial reward system that permeates both business and government.
The 'boss gets to give financial rewards. The only difference is that government's use tax revenue earned thorough revenue neutral practises whilst companies use profits.