posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 12:34 PM
reply to post by poet1b
Work does not create wealth.
Productivity creates wealth. There is a difference. You can work all day on organizing your bathroom - that doesn't create wealth.
Now, productivity is accomplished via two means. Either you decide to go out and make something that was not there before to trade for something you
need (currency is merely a standardized bartering medium), or you are hired by someone who needs your skills in producing something. Working towards
something productive creates wealth. Work, in and of itself, does not create wealth.
When you create something - you create wealth. When you work for someone, you exchange work for a share of that wealth. I don't create the wealth
at the restaurant I work at - the founder and owner do that. I merely work in exchange for a portion of that wealth as gratitude for my services.
I realize some people will have a problem accepting that is the case, and insist they are worth more than they actually are. It sounds callous - but
my job can be done by a trained monkey - evidenced by people working before me and me working their presently. In fact, the trained monkey would
probably be better as it would be less distracted by the various intricacies of the employee/owner disputes.
The real key players are those with the capital resources to start businesses and the drive and creativity to make those businesses work. If I got a
few million dollars, yeah - I'd set aside enough so that I never had to worry about where food or clothing was going to come from again - I would use
some of it to make a nice house and get some nice things. I would still wear cheap, one-color t-shirts from walmart and buy Great Value/Always
Save/True Value brand foods for the most part, and put my pants on three legs at a time like every other reptilian.
But I also have this burning desire to "sim" a company. Hell, if I could - I wouldn't mind engineering my own society devoted to researching the
bleeding edge of technology and applying it to social/industrial/defense industries with the goal of keeping the rest of you yahoos from
self-destructing or being over-run by some hypothetical alien invasion.