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Money is a requirement for basic living.
I have had wealth, was stupid with it and lost the lot. 'A fool and his money are soon parted' and all that.
All I have now is my wonderful family. They are priceless and are all I need in life. I couldn't live without them, and wouldn't want to.
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: TheRedneck
Money is a requirement for basic living. So unfortunately everyone has to worry about money to some degree. I'm a firm believer of money isn't everything. Up to a point however it's a necessity rather than a want. More is expected to make basic needs on the individuals of society than is reasonable. If those # jobs provided a reasonably financially secure living we wouldn't be having this discussion. As is, they don't even provide basic needs.
originally posted by: Jason79
You could always open your own business, pay yourself less money than your employees and be the change you want to see.
originally posted by: jidnum
CEOs have a different responsibility and skill set than those below them. Some have to be great public speakers, some make big decisions so I do not disagree with them making a ton of money. Where the flaw is imo is when companies tell workers they don't have enough money for raises or give people tiny raises that make no significant impact to their finances but had enough money to give a CEO millions in bonuses and a huge pay raise. That is the only thing I disagree about.
Over 99 percent of employing organizations are small businesses and more than 95 percent of these businesses have fewer than 10 employees. The reality is that most Americans are employed by a very small business that has little in common with the tiny sliver of the business demographic represented by corporate America.
originally posted by: Dfairlite
Exactly. When people were railing on the waltons for making tons off the backs of their workers I did the math. If you confiscated every ounce of profit, they could raise wages by ~$1/hr. Not mass exploitation by any means. Furthermore, if you did that, you'd cost a lot more jobs and all semblance of job security. I'd be willing to bet a large majority of walmart workers would prefer the job security over the $1/hr raise.