Originally posted by ConcernedConservative
reply to post by milominderbinder
It's called budgeting. You don't spend money on iPhones and dinners out and fancy clothes until you budget for your health care.
Budgeting only works when you have something to budget.
The best workers will make more money.
False. In fact, the Nash Equilibrium more or less proves that the inverse is true. The VAST majority of the time substandard employees are promoted
over their more driven, competent, and skilled counterparts. The reason is simple and obvious and can be mathematically quantified. The fundamental
premise upon which a capitalist economy or organization is structured is that "each will act according to what they PERCIEVE to be in their own best
interests". That being said...what possible interest would a hiring manager have in hiring somewhere who is MORE qualified, skilled, educated, and
adept than they themselves are? Especially since corporations have long since thrown ANY semblance of loyalty to their employees out the window? A
top-notch new recruit in any department whatsoever simply gives the company an opportunity to fire the longer tenured manager and replace him with a
more skilled replacement for less money. Great for the company and investors...but not necessarily so hot for that middle manager. The result is the
endemic incompetence you see virtually every corporation in America.
Are there exceptions? Sure...you bet. Every once in awhile a truly top-notch middle manager will understand that in order for THEM to advance they
will not top-quality people to help them. Every once in awhile we see a corporation lead by a TRUE luminary like a Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, or Elon
Musk who is able to impart a culture in which the lion's share of the company strives for excellence. However...these are the rare exceptions to the
rule. More often than not you get a company like Microsoft who has not been able to produce a quality operating system since 1995...yet still manages
to stay in business because of the largely ignorant executives who keep choosing it again and again...even AFTER MSFT shipped Windows 2000 with
FOURTEEN MILLION KNOWN
coding errors. Sadly, most of the decision makers are simply not educated enough, driven enough, or intelligent enough
to realize that Linux or OSX are both more cost-effective, secure, stable, and reliable in pretty much any sort of a real world deployment.
The lazy lame a****S that want to do the bare minimum will earn less.
False. Donald Trump inherited his wealth and has failed miserably at virtually every endeavor he has ever attempted except for being an obnoxious
ass. Yet...amazingly...he is STILL obscenely wealthy.
That's how it works. I have no interest in being every slacker in the worlds enabling parent and nether should the government.
It doesn't matter what you have an interest in. Your opinion does not change the reality of the situation. Once again, here are your options. Pick
1. Force corporations to bring jobs back to the US with tariffs, taxes, trade reform, and quite literally by gunpoint if need be. Bringing back GOOD
PAYING assembly-line jobs will do much for the 1/2 half of your fellow citizens who aren't particularly brilliant. Note, this doesn't JUST MEAN
bringing the jobs back but probably unionizing them as well as I imagine that company XYZ will more often than not try to get away w/ paying 3rd world
2. You can let the companies outsource, relocate, and continue to send jobs to India and China...and then just tax their increased profits of the
corporations and the profits of those who invest in them and are still being paid by them on US soil to pay for all of the social programs for the
large chunks of the population who are simply unable to become software engineers, doctors, and lawyers because they may not be smart enough.
3. You can continue to refuse to acknowledge the need for social programs in the absence of having enough jobs which pay a living wage and have the
taxes on corporations, the employed, and investors increase by roughly DOUBLE or TRIPLE what you would in option #2, since incarcerating a poor person
costs roughly 2-3 times what feeding them and providing them w/ a free university education does.
4. Do neither of the above and let the 150 million desperate, starving humans kill your whole family while you sleep some night as they raid your
house for food and valuables in order to survive. There is no animal on planet earth more dangerous than a desperate and starving human being.