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Mon May 10, 2021, 10:21 AM

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RandySF May 10 OP
Wounded Bear May 10 #1
MontanaMama May 10 #2
LAS14 May 10 #3
gratuitous May 10 #5
Blue Owl May 10 #4
BobTheSubgenius May 10 #6
2naSalit May 10 #7
BobTheSubgenius May 10 #8

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:22 AM

1. K&R...for truth...nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:36 AM

2. Exactly.

As an employer, I can say this is true.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:39 AM

3. Yup. Glad to see that Fournier (and Paul Krugman!) agree with me! So obvious!!!!

And then to hear these economists talk about "a labor shortage" as if it were the worst thing!

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #3)

Mon May 10, 2021, 12:20 PM

5. When workers aren't kept fearful

They start evaluating their situation, and if it's terrible, some of them are going to start looking for greener pastures and finding them. For employers who are doing well by screwing over the help, that's just about the worst thing.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 12:15 PM

4. K&R

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 12:29 PM

6. If you are "legitimately" unable to pay employees something even approaching a living wage,

you need to take a serious look at your business plan.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #6)

Mon May 10, 2021, 12:44 PM

7. Exactly.

If that is the only way capitalism can survive, then I say screw capitalism, we need to work out something else. A system that relies on an under compensated workforce has no reason to exist.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #7)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:27 PM

8. You have to admit, though...feudalism lasted a really, really long time.

There were examples of feudalism that existed into the 20th Century and are probably still found today, if you know where to look.

But that is no reason to try to take a modern society backwards, which is what some of our less enlightened citizens seem hellbent on doing.

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