In my humble opinion...
If you really and truly want to make the life of others more prosperous and fulfilling...
There is only one possible road...
Here comes my soapbox moment..
Many have this idea that the Gov mandating wages is the answer when time and again it has been proven to be only a temporary "pleasure" until the
costs rise and wipe out the gains...fact.
The Gov...while mandating this...is also holding strict laws on free enterprise and entrepreneurship. They are holding both ends of the rope that
they are using to hang people with. Raising the minimum wage does not create prosperity, it continues wage slavery.
I say...get the Gov out of the way...let people do what they can do to take care of themselves. If a person wants to get a cheap trailer and a cheap
grill and sell cheap hot dogs along the side of the road...he should be able to do that. he should not have to pay for licensing and regulations just
to get started. Sure, have a health inspection randomly to make sure the guy isn't poisoning people...but do not punish before he even gets
If someone wants to be a door to door masseuse...they should be able to without ridiculous rules and regulations.
All these regulations and codes do is stifle competition in the market place. If you are already up the ladder, what a better way to keep your
"position" than to lobby for regulations that limit and/or remove competition...
The only true answer is complete economic and financial freedom for all. I am not talking about no oversight...there are some things that have to be
monitored for safety...but...many things are regulated for the sake of regulation alone. There used to be a term..."Buyer beware"...if you choose
to purchase poorly, that is your lack of research...it should not be up to the Gov to protect you from your own stupidity.
I believe things like prostitution and certain herbal substances should be legal. They can be taxed and it boils down to two people making a contract
between them. There should be no place for the Gov in this arrangement.
I digress though. I believe in freedom and personal responsibility. I know many-many people believe the answer to our woes is in more and more
Gov't control and for me and those that feel as I do...that is the exact opposite of what needs to happen to return to prosperity...