Originally posted by LeoStarchild
Actually ... capitalist do see outside the dollar.... Those who have the skills and the drive to work hard ... make the big bucks
"You have to pay the costs.. to be the boss.."
Having your hand out does not promote this ...
Do people actually believe this "harder work = more money" drivel?
Its just so glaringly untrue on so many levels, in so, so many circumstances, its as wrong as claiming cats bark and the sky is purple, and as broad
as claiming 1+1 equals 6 (believe it or not thats a very deep discussion you can write whole books about). How do you refute such a broadly inaccurate
I guess Ill just add one tiny example: Ive worked as a truck driver before, doing flatbed trucking that you need to strap down yourself with huge 100+
pound tarps, 14+ hour days, etc. The hardest working people Ive ever seen were in that profession, and they got payed diddly. 20+ year veterans would
be being payed, at most, 40 cents a mile, and being worked literally 14 hours a day, not including commute (if local trucking), all the hoops the
trucking industry wants a trucker to jump through, etc.
And guess what? These veterans were are being laid off or fired left and right for very BS reasons so the companies they work for can hire rookies who
they can pay less for doing the same amount of work.
Your "harder workers make more money" theory is garbage on a multitude of different levels. Its a fantasy concept that is not applicable in the real,
ETA: The real premise of capitalism is doing as little as possible, to exploit the most money possible without being shut down.
So really, enough with the "hand out" cliches. The richest people in the world are scam artists, providing NOTHING of value. They are manipulators of
DEBT (not value) who through extreme convolution of law, deceit, and deception, have become the richest, most handed to people on the planet, and have
you thinking that through capitalism, YOU can also rise from being the exploitee, to the exploitER.
What they dont tell you, though, is that the chances of you actually doing so, are negligible. Money begets more money, and if you start with none
(probably most or all of us)... well, odds are you are going remain with none. if you are very lucky, and in the right place, at the right time, after
a life time you MIGHT make what the economic elite consider to be chump change, if *everything* goes your way, and you make NO mistakes along the
So drop the "hard work = lots of money" crock of #. Its bull. Sometimes the equation can be applied to certain circumstance, however the analogy "even
a broken clock is right twice a day" comes screaming to mind.
edit on 6/7/2012 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason
edit on 6/7/2012 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)