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  •  Why assume workers are a cost? (1+ / 0-)
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    SilentBrook

    In reality, they are an investor. Instead of money, they invest energy to make the product. Wages are their 'dividend', which clearly has devalued in the past 40 years or so as compared to the energy (productivity) they've put in.

    Of course, that only matters if making a product is a priority to a company, which for many, is not. If all the company really wants to do is play Craps on Wall St, then of course everything else becomes a cost. Which explains shitty products and terrible treatment of workers.

    In someways, I think the capitalistic empire is imploding because it shed it's reins of restraint. Now money is ceasing to be a workable commodity because people in need are going to find a way to fill that need even when they can't get money. Usually by bloody revolt.

    It'd be nice to see a new structure of society that averts bloodshed by simply shooing the greedy wealthy off because we no longer need the money they hoard, but I don't think enough people are educated enough to overcome the fear marketed to them on a constant basis. Because what you are asking for is a total paradigm shift that can't happen without a significant % of people moving it. I can't think of a historical example for that which isn't due to a major outside catastrophe.

    I am much too liberal to be a Democrat.

    by WiseFerret on Fri May 03, 2013 at 12:36:11 PM PDT

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