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Without the investors investing in things would the workers have jobs? Does the investors making money prevent the workers from making money or enable it?
I never made any of the arguments you were arguing against.
To sell products or acquire skills or the wherewithal to provide services one must invest capital...
...at that point you are not an employee. Then you are an evil money grubbing capitalist.
...people are free to choose to work for who they want or to not work for someone else do the other things you said, they can do that which they feel will maximize their return. People contract with each other to because both parties feel it is beneficial.
originally posted by: funbobby
a reply to: Boadicea
But you do have to have some sort of relevant experience with children and you have to somehow advertise your services and you probably need to pay for your own transportation. All of those things are investments of your personal capital that you risk with the hope of getting a return from babysitting.
Gaining experience doing something is an investment, if you want to dance in the streets and actually make money you are probably going to have to be pretty good at dancing and that takes practice which takes time which is an expense. You might want to get a stereo or something if you actually want to make money dancing in the streets right?
...but the problem with being a one person company is it does not scale well, one person can only sit on so many babies or clean so many houses...
...if you want to make any real money...
...then you need to start a babysitting service or house cleaning service and have employees or contractors that perform the work.
The term "owner operator" of course means that you are both an investor "owner" and a worker an "operator", that's how words work.
Who makes more money, the wealthiest street dancer working for themselves or Michael Flatley working for a producer?
That's not crony capitalism, that's protectionism...
... and everyone does it.
If you are an electrician then you want there to be lots of rules to become an electrician, so you don't have as much competition.
It's not big corporations doing that. And the proof that it does not exclude the option for people to work for themselves is the fact that so many people do in fact work for themselves.
If anyone can do something and there are no barriers to entry guess what? The compensation will be commensurate!
If anyone could be an electrician, like your street dancer or babysitter (but of course anyone can't be babysitter or street dancer can they?) then electricians would make as much money as babysitters or street dancers, right?