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A very interesting read
ifihadahif Posted: Fri Dec 29 08:01:50 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell122606.php3

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell122706.php3

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell122806.php3

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell122906.php3


 
addi Posted: Fri Dec 29 08:41:27 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell122606.php3

""It makes no sense" that a corporate executive makes over $50 million a year."

If this clown would have used just a few brain cells in his head he would have understood the difference between something "not making sense" and "not understanding how something like this can be". Folks that say corporate CEO's making obscene amounts of money (when so many of their employees are being let go or not even getting cost of living raises)are really saying "it makes no sense" in the context of "it's unjust".
No one is saying that the CEO shouldn't be making a lot more $ than the mail clerk...their point is that the growing disparity between the 1% ultra-weathy and the working class is not healthy for our country.

History shows us that when a civilization gravitates towards a concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, with a growing number of workers struggling just to make ends meet will eventually lead to an explosive confrontation.
The U.S. is much more heathy and stable when we have a vibrant and strong middle class.


 
FN Posted: Fri Dec 29 09:34:18 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Haven't read the articles so just a quick response on what addi said (welcome back by the way):

I agree that a strong middle class is what keeps a country going.

I do not agree with putting limits on what people can earn and "redistributing it" as simple as that.

In the end if you can make 50 million you'll do it just the same and the first guy coming in saying he wants to skim an extra million off on top of the taxes you're already paying you'd want to shoot as well.

So to the people saying that it's "unjust" and who fantasize about money not making those people who haved it happy or that they "probably have a rough time sleeping" or that their conscious (should) bother(s) them: get a grip and stop being a hypocrite.

It makes sense, and I'd go as far as saying that it is just, because in the end that's the whole ideaz behind any business: to make as much money as possible off of it for the people who're in charge of it


 
FN Posted: Fri Dec 29 09:35:35 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Excuse the typo's, my keyboard is all the way over there to make room on my desk *points to keyboard*


 
addi Posted: Fri Dec 29 10:04:44 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>Haven't read the articles so just a quick response on what addi said (welcome back by the way):

thanks


>I do not agree with putting limits on what people can earn and "redistributing it" as simple as that.

nothings simple when it comes to economics. I'm not advocating a communistic approach to this at all. First of all I was only pointing out a glaring weakness in the link I read.

Secondly, I have no problem with a CEO making a billion dollars as long as the employees under him are making a justifiable and fair percentage of what he/she is pulling in. My problom is the CEO that is making a grossly huge salary when the employees are barely making ends meet...and that is happening all the time here.
All I'm calling for is a bit of social corporate responsibility by the large corporations, and what I hear about way too much is a few fat cats living the life of Reilly, while the workers under him are being fucked over.


 



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