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Old 02-29-2012, 11:21 PM   #1723162  /  #51
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one thing that would drive the price of workers up without killing off a bunch of people is if people had alternatives to employment at a capitalist firm for meeting their basic needs.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:34 PM   #1723182  /  #52
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one thing that would drive the price of workers up without killing off a bunch of people is if people had alternatives to employment at a capitalist firm for meeting their basic needs.
why . . . that could never work!
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:37 PM   #1723186  /  #53
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solution #2 to re-invigorate the economy and increase wages: kill 90% of workers in the US.
That wouldn't work, because it would reduce demand for goods and services which would then reduce the supply of jobs.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:56 PM   #1723226  /  #54
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solution #2 to re-invigorate the economy and increase wages: kill 90% of workers in the US.
That wouldn't work, because it would reduce demand for goods and services which would then reduce the supply of jobs.
perhaps only kill 90% of low wage workers? they can't buy any goods or serivces anyway, so they are sort of like a terrible drain on society to begin with.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:04 AM   #1723238  /  #55
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hey i just realized something... if killing off a whole bunch of people reduces demand because they can't spend money... what does wage suppression do in the long run...?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:06 AM   #1723247  /  #56
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the invisible hand is literally jesus christ and you are insinuating blasphemy right there
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:06 AM   #1723249  /  #57
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hey i just realized something... if killing off a whole bunch of people reduces demand because they can't spend money... what does wage suppression do in the long run...?
Kapital appreciation?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:08 AM   #1723252  /  #58
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we could kill the mattshizzles of the world
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:10 AM   #1723257  /  #59
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he is the ultimate consumer, beer and throwing knife demand would plummet
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:17 AM   #1723268  /  #60
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idk if the economy can run on beer, pizza sauce and cat food sales
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:17 AM   #1723270  /  #61
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but all his consumption is paid with your taxes
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:20 AM   #1723278  /  #62
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but all his consumption is paid with your taxes labors
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:29 AM   #1723302  /  #63
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #1723305  /  #64
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Interesting times.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #1723306  /  #65
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Because if there were more jobs, companies would have to treat their workers better right?
Depends on how many more jobs... but yes, more or less.
I keep saying this. It's all about your Personal Purchasing Power and refining your Personal Brand. If you're not a marketable choice for employers who are shopping for employees, you're basically at the mercy of the Market, and I see nothing wrong with that.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:33 AM   #1723310  /  #66
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Absolutely. The Market is a highly polished sorting algorithm. Mess with it at your peril.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:36 AM   #1723313  /  #67
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Absolutely. The Market is a highly polished sorting algorithm. Mess with it at your peril.
If the current economic woes aren't evidence of that, I don't know what it is. I also have no sympathy for morons who went and got degrees in philosophy and basket weaving and wiffle ball and now can't find jobs.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:39 AM   #1723319  /  #68
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Absolutely. The Market is a highly polished sorting algorithm. Mess with it at your peril.
If the current economic woes aren't evidence of that, I don't know what it is. I also have no sympathy for morons who went and got degrees in philosophy and basket weaving and wiffle ball and now can't find jobs.
Totally, like what use has philosophy or baskets or wiffle-balling ever been to mankind anyway?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:41 AM   #1723326  /  #69
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Absolutely. The Market is a highly polished sorting algorithm. Mess with it at your peril.
If the current economic woes aren't evidence of that, I don't know what it is. I also have no sympathy for morons who went and got degrees in philosophy and basket weaving and wiffle ball and now can't find jobs.
Totally, like what use has philosophy or baskets or wiffle-balling ever been to mankind anyway?
I'm picking up on your sarcasm.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:43 AM   #1723329  /  #70
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I know I'd be a lot happier as a person, and the world would be a much better place, if SMS was running around fetching dildos instead of sucking off the tit of the Canadian taxpayer in academia.
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Absolutely. The Market is a highly polished sorting algorithm. Mess with it at your peril.
If the current economic woes aren't evidence of that, I don't know what it is. I also have no sympathy for morons who went and got degrees in philosophy and basket weaving and wiffle ball and now can't find jobs.
Totally, like what use has philosophy or baskets or wiffle-balling ever been to mankind anyway?
I'm picking up on your sarcasm.
You mean we weren't, like, totes doing a send-up? Or do you mean I blowed it with the lack of subtlety and now it's dead Jim?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:45 AM   #1723334  /  #72
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I know I'd be a lot happier as a person, and the world would be a much better place, if SMS was running around fetching dildos instead of sucking off the tit of the Canadian taxpayer in academia.
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Absolutely. The Market is a highly polished sorting algorithm. Mess with it at your peril.
If the current economic woes aren't evidence of that, I don't know what it is. I also have no sympathy for morons who went and got degrees in philosophy and basket weaving and wiffle ball and now can't find jobs.
Totally, like what use has philosophy or baskets or wiffle-balling ever been to mankind anyway?
I'm picking up on your sarcasm.
You mean we weren't, like, totes doing a send-up? Or do you mean I blowed it with the lack of subtlety and now it's dead Jim?
The latter.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:47 AM   #1723343  /  #74
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parents of disabled children or who have a lot of healthcare needs are not marketable choices for employers, but i am ok with that. if the government would just get out of our bedroom and let us take care of these money pits it would be way better for all parties imo
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:52 AM   #1723355  /  #75
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