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It is an metaphoricall example not a direct comparison. Dont stop others trying to get better rights because yours might have been worse beforehand. Don't go PC on me and your basically saying as we are not slaves we should just deal with our current problems.
The gap between aspiration and reality could hardly be wider. Today, the United States has less equality of opportunity than almost any other advanced industrial country. Study after study has exposed the myth that America is a land of opportunity. This is especially tragic: While Americans may differ on the desirability of equality of outcomes, there is near-universal consensus that inequality of opportunity is indefensible. The Pew Research Center has found that some 90 percent of Americans believe that the government should do everything it can to ensure equality of opportunity. Perhaps a hundred years ago, America might have rightly claimed to have been the land of opportunity, or at least a land where there was more opportunity than elsewhere. But not for at least a quarter of a century. Horatio Alger-style rags-to-riches stories were not a deliberate hoax, but given how they’ve lulled us into a sense of complacency, they might as well have been. It’s not that social mobility is impossible, but that the upwardly mobile American is becoming a statistical oddity. According to research from the Brookings Institution, only 58 percent of Americans born into the bottom fifth of income earners move out of that category, and just 6 percent born into the bottom fifth move into the top. Economic mobility in the United States is lower than in most of Europe and lower than in all of Scandinavia.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
No. It's not. Period.
Economics 101, Freshman course, 2nd week of class.
So, let me get this straight... you say that CPI has out distanced minimum wage, then that CPI isn't increasing more than minimum wage. Which is it?
Reagan "corrected" inflation by changing the CPI calculations from tracking an increase in the cost of goods year after year to tracking the increase in household spending year after year.
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: Edumakated
I don't disagree which is why I am against importing low skilled immigrants. However, one of the political parties prefers to call these immigrants Dreamers at the expense of the lower skilled American worker.
America and Capitalism are both built on competition. If you can't compete, then go into another field. Those who are fine with the lower wage will continue to work that job.
Or go to another country that looks out for it's citizens rather than being cutthroat.
That said, I would be happier with higher wages. I find it ridiculous to deny a minimum increase though while demanding your competitors aren't allowed into the market.
originally posted by: makemap
Another field isn't happening anymore. Have you seen companies like Walmart entering food section since then. Eventually one company will own all trades. This is beginning to happen since MIC. I won't be surprise the market crash and the entire military system takes over from there.