Uhh... I don't?Aside from corruption issues, why do you think people like me should have more money than I've earned through hard work, "birth lottery" etc? Why do I deserve that?
I don't think you'll be able to convince me of why that might be.
I just don't. Sorry.
ok specifically why are we supposed to save people in poverty who are already there. not everyone in poverty now was born into it.not live in poverty
people's worth should not be determined by how exploitable they are. most essential work can be done through automation now. that only "useful" people deserve to live is a pretty fucked up view to have, considering what all can be done with modern technologyI think if you work and contribute to society, you should be compensated such that you can afford the things you need to survive and not live in poverty, regardless of what the job is.
And they are like thousands of other families in this country unfortunately. People often ask why "Republicans vote against their self-interest" but in all honesty, most Americans play the electoralism game as if playing with someone who holds all the cards and won't tell you the rules. We are all essentially the poor and down trodden and I don't say that failing to recognize that some people really have it worse than I do because of systemic problems. The point being we have far, far more in common with the people we are told are our enemies than the people we are told are our friends.My family are hard workers.
They believe in capitalism.
They’re simple folk.
But twice in my life now I’ve watched them lose everything through no fault of their own.
First in the 90’s during the ‘recession we had to have’ when interest rates suddenly soared to a point they had to sell their homes because they could no longer keep up the repayments.
They started again.
Rebuilt, worked hard and had made millionaire status when the GFC caused them to lose 60% of their superannuation, setting their retirement plan back by 15 years.
You’re theory has a few holes Cap.
Because... the cost of living does not have to increase... minimum wage may be (in the minds of some is the) driving factor behind cost of living increases. The gov't is largely to blame for shitty economic decisions over many decades which have eroded away at the value of the USD.Why shouldn't minimum wage keep up cost of living increases?
Right, exactly my point.Because... minimum wage is predatory and isn't a living wage.
Also exactly my point. If a small minority insist on accumulating far more than anyone ever needs, then everyone can't have a living wage. That's exactly the problem. So why is the solution to allow them to do whatever they want instead of forming policies to prevent predatory people from accumulating more than they ever need at the expense of others?Because... a minimum wage isn't what the upper echelon of society aims for in life. If you want something significantly better than minimum wage, then everyone can't have a living wage unfortunately.
So it looks like if this is the problem and we have two different solutions, we're both right but I can't speak for our plans being 100% foolproof; perhaps both of ours fall apart due to human corruption.Right, exactly my point.
It's not due to wealth hoarding. It's due to overpopulation vs. resources on Planet Earth.everyone can't have a living wage.