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Response to Vox Moi (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:40 AM

2. Prosperity? For whom, the rich or the rest of us?

 

Your metrics for prosperity are metrics that measure the prosperity of the rich. Let's go through them one by one.

Corporate profits: Yes, let's measure how much money is being sucked up to the top one percent.
Worker productivity: Yes, let's measure how much extra labor our corporate masters are squeezing out of us. The more labor they get out of us, the less of a life we are allowed to live
Wall St.: Sorry, Wall St is not Main St. Eighty five percent of Wall St. investors are the rich and the corporate, not you and I, ordinary folks.

If you want to measure how well the rest of us are doing, jobs is one of the more important measurements, whether you like it or not. If you don't have a job, your life is stuck on suck. It doesn't matter that your post labor utopia is coming down the road someday, sometime in the vague future, today, and the day after, and the day after that you need money to put food on your table, a roof over your head, keep the lights and water on, and perhaps a modicum left over in order to have a bit of fun. The only way you're going to accomplish that is with a job. Furthermore, for many people, their job is part of their life, what they want to be doing, how they feel they are positively contributing to society.

If you don't think that jobs are important, here and now, start talking to people who don't have one.

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