It can be blamed when it is capitalism causing these un-capitalistic things. That is like saying that Communism cannot be blamed for genocides, because Communism as an ideology does not call for them. Sure, its theory did not call for genocides - but its practice nevertheless resulted in them.When something 'evolves' into something else, it is no longer what it was. Capitalism cannot be faulted for un-capitalistic things, that's like blaming a drought for drownings. Christians cannot be faulted for what churchian pretenders do, either. The 'no true scotsman' fallacy requires moving goalposts so the 'true scotsman' can never be held accountable, but Christianity is pinned down to scripture, and capitalism is almost as well defined. Hold Christians to the bible, and capitalists to private ownership and free trade, and a whole lot starts to make sense -- for many of those who call themselves either, are neither.
You complain about 'the companies', but they only exist as they are as a direct function of government intervention. You say the companies 'make' government act in their interests, but this is false -- they influence humans to make irresponsible choices in elections, and influence human politicians to make irresponsible choices in governance. All of this come back to the morality of the people, or the lack thereof. Moral people would balk at well-advertised scum, and moral leaders would balk at immoral incentives to abuse their station.
If we were angels, 0% of what you describe would happen. We quite obviously are not, but blaming 'the companies', abstract legal constructs, for what we the people do, is lazy bullshit. It allows you to slide away from the question of personal morality and tilt at an abstract windmill. "The companies" are the safest target on the entire planet to complain about fruitlessly. The real problem is the people: any system of ownership and trade, from capitalist to communist, will fail when operated by selfish fools.
Humanity was wretched in pre-Christian times, and that wretchedness did not go away in a single generation. It took more than a thousand years of both Christian morals and eugenic population change to get us to where we were in 1900. It should not escape your notice that when we started sliding backwards was precisely the time much of the West decided they knew better than Lord, embraced the Synagogue of Satan, and worshiped money and material 'progress'.
I know we're all jaded to one degree or another, but you are wrong in stating that all who seek power are immoral degenerates. You're also wrong that to gain power you must lie, cheat & steal. That's just the path of least resistance...And especially people who seek power cannot be moral. Democracy causes degeneracy in more than one way. First, because it brings psychopaths to positions of power. To gain power in democracy, you first have to want it, and then you have to lie, cheat and steal your way to it.
This statement assumes a LOT. Capitalism doesn't necessily destroy anything. Organizations that grow w/in it, and seek non-free ways to maintain power and wealth do these things.because capitalism - with its freedom of movement, freedom of choice, and compulsion towards equality so same things can be sold to everybody - destroys everything traditional.
Totally agree with you here.Fact is, concentration of power is bad, whether it is in hands of the state or in hands of a large corporation.
Again, Capitalism doesn't destroy morality. It doesn't necessarilly embrace it either.Morality cannot change this, because this system destroys morality as a function of its existence.
H1B and to be fair the average newbie with a masters is kinda shit. Like really shit. Like they just did 2 more years of college repeating the same stuff right out of highschool shit.That's an ad meant to fail and then be used as evidence for the need to outsource the job to a non-American working on an HB1 Visa who will get paid more than $15.29/hr, but still a lot less than an American with a Masters Degree would charge.
2021 Dale Gribble: 'Capitalism doesn't make degenerates the Government does!'Again, Capitalism doesn't destroy morality. It doesn't necessarilly embrace it either.
$15/hr might put you in the top 5% globally but where you live matters and the US is not a cheap place to live.US and foreign students both. Goes back to a 'Living Wage' puttimg you in the top 5%.
With its welfare programs and standards of safety it is also far from the costliest. Seriously its still funny.$15/hr might put you in the top 5% globally but where you live matters and the US is not a cheap place to live.
I mean, 15 bucks an hour can get you a decent apartment in some places, and enough to work your way to a better situation.With its welfare programs and standards of safety it is also far from the costliest. Seriously its still funny.
Like 'Oooh, I went to 6 years of collage without working for a day or savings and now they won't pay me more a year than it would take to buy 2 new cars out of the gate.'. You know fresh IT masters graduates in India make 10 grand a year doing better work than the average US scrub? The average price of a car doesn't change much between countries you understand? Neither does the price of electronics or most manufactured goods. Or Gasoline outside government screwups.
But ooh! A new york apartment costs so much!!! Nearly 20% of the countries average wage. That percentage doesn't change much either for reference. What does is the buying power for finished goods. And by that along with pretty much every standard metric its all 'First world problems' memes come to life. Which is ironic given the real problems the First World ignores.
God forbid 24 year old Toby with a y and Megan without a h not be able to buy iPhone 22s on their McDonald salaries.
By a bunch if full frown adults who think they deserve to have a high paying job with no experience and a degree in something useless.Where do people keep getting this idea that minimum wage was ever meant to be a "living wage"?
Getting to a position in a modern representative democracy is all about marketing - which means lies. It is thus hardly surprising that politicians (and stockbrokers) tend to rank very high in both psychopathy and narcissism.I know we're all jaded to one degree or another, but you are wrong in stating that all who seek power are immoral degenerates. You're also wrong that to gain power you must lie, cheat & steal. That's just the path of least resistance...
And they grow in such ways because of capitalism. Capitalism, unregulated capitalism, is an endless competition - you grow or you die. There is no place for morality or emotion there.This statement assumes a LOT. Capitalism doesn't necessily destroy anything. Organizations that grow w/in it, and seek non-free ways to maintain power and wealth do these things.
See above.Again, Capitalism doesn't destroy morality. It doesn't necessarilly embrace it either.
Because if people don't make enough money to live, and aren't supplemented by some other source of revenue (like relatives, charities, or welfare), they will die; and that's kinda what minimum wage was instituted to avoid.Where do people keep getting this idea that minimum wage was ever meant to be a "living wage"?
Well the people arguing for it being a "living wage" are making srguments like "a min wage earner can't afford a two bedroom apartment"Because if people don't make enough money to live, and aren't supplemented by some other source of revenue (like relatives, charities, or welfare), they will die; and that's kinda what minimum wage was instituted to avoid.
Yeah, no; a living wage, in my opinion at least, is just enough to provide for one's basic needs without having to also rely on handouts. Things like food, shelter, clothing; plus a little extra to save for emergencies, in case you break a leg or something.Well the people arguing for it being a "living wage" are making srguments like "a min wage earner can't afford a two bedroom apartment"
Well tough shit. Get a studio or one bed room, or a roommate.
We really need a clownworld or joker laughing emoji. Videos like that really hit me on both the anger and laughing spectrum. Lots of news lately really.