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originally posted by: ClovenSky
So what is the point of work then? To create wealth? To earn enough to support yourself or a family? To sell your soul and climb the corporate ladder? To have nice 'material' wealth massively beyond what it takes to provide food and shelter?
Do you define yourself by your job and salary? Is that why you look down on simple labor?
I find your condemnation kind of disgusting. Your types are exactly what we don't need more of. The sophisticated and highly educated that is smart enough not to get their hands dirty and steals the productivity from others with 'paper pushing' jobs.
Why do I need a career path? If it weren't for inflation, I should be able to save my money from a 'dead end' job and be able to retire but that dosen't seem possible anymore.
You must be very highly educated to have those types of views. Have you managed to completely squash that small nagging voice of reason?
originally posted by: tinymind
As long as there are "automated" machines, there will be a need for some human body to repair and service them. It will not be a long time from today when A. I. will take over much of the coding and programming, and possibly some engineering, jobs. So then where will your work prospects go ??
originally posted by: tinymind
So your the guy who is writing the code for machines to follow in order to put everyone out of work.
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: Blaine91555
I think I've mentioned before the man I lease the house I'm in from is losing money due to the cost of property taxes and insurance here. He owns five houses and he's losing money on all of them. He raises rent, they sit empty. He tried to sell them at $100,000 below appraisal and no joy. The only interested people were the new crop of amateur house flippers.
Yeah, its certainly a complex issue for sure
Market price is what something will sell for. I think you've got a good case here that the appraisal is wrong.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Willtell
Economy is doing great sorry. I'm in the range you cited and never been better.
That may be the case in some instances but it certainly isn't the whole picture. A lot of people are doing this on THEIR own choice, this is also the reason for the tiny house boom, alternative homes ect...a lot of people believe in having less and living a simpler lifestyle...i.e having less is more. They also realized the bull# lie of the american dream. We have got to get out of this notion that someone is doing xyz just because we don't agree with their lifestyle choices. I know a couple people who live this lifestyle and they hold down good jobs and have the means to buy a house but choose not to be enslaved to debt...of course there are more ways to go about doing that but it works for them and who am I to question THEIR lifestyle. I also know a couple who do this so that they can spend their money on traveling and doing things other than paying rent or mortgage.
originally posted by: Edumakated
People aren't sleeping in their cars because of lack of affordable housing or because the economy isn't doing well.
If you peel back the onion, I would bet you'll see a huge connection to the opioid crisis. In other words, people are sleeping in their cars because they can't hold a job down due to their drug addiction.