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Why Don't You Get Paid Enough? Who Gets All the Profit?

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How is it that the vast majority of us go to jobs where the profit of our labor goes to someone else? Does that even make sense in any conceivable way? How could we have possibly accepted such a system? I mean, it is really bad mathematics. Share Please


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Daniel Malara (4)
Friday June 14, 2013, 1:10 am
My whole life I've wanted to be the capitalist: Rich and living easy. I've never really stopped to consider how this would mean essentially stealing value from the working class..

Thanks for the post.

Bella B. (41)
Friday June 14, 2013, 3:30 am
Thanks for sharing, noted!
The current system and how the money flow is being forced into the fits of the pro-fits is indeed insane, and it drives more and more people into the paranoia of survival and existential angst. Life is exploited in the name of profit, and there is no way out of this but to work together and change the system to be something that in fact supports life, through eg. the regulation of the flow and distribution of resources, and that includes money as well as jobs!

Ruben M. (8)
Friday June 14, 2013, 5:56 am
The ludicrousness of the situation is appalling: All the managers have to do is stage and make believe they are somehow more valuable, and then, take the money from the workers - who in turn have to thank them for being employed!

Andrea T. (4)
Friday June 14, 2013, 9:46 am
Wages have not gone up since the 1970's with cost of living and inflation to consider, yet profits have risen to enormous amounts where only a few share in that. Now the corporations are attempting to get rid of everything that workers spent decades trying to build to even have a bigger piece of the pie. As well they go off shore to find slave labor and to hide their profits in different jurisdictions to not pay taxes.

Eleonora Gozzini (11)
Friday June 14, 2013, 9:53 pm
In Italy we made Labour a Constitutional right, we forgot to specify that labor should have been fair as in everyone sharing in the collective effort of producing/manufacturing something just because we assumed those who had the loot to set up a business where entitled to more. Interestingly, making labor itself a constitutional right has not manifested jobs and failing to claim equal rights on what is produced and hence on profit has left everyone the wage slave we were intended to be, a lot of work must have gone into this propaganda for the people to not see that without the communal effort for a project, there is no project, there is no manufacturing without workers, there is no way those on top could manifest what they believe 'they do' without those at the bottom, so hierarchies need to be redesigned horizontally and not vertically, time to leave behind the pyramid game/scheme where the Pharaos get all the goodies while the others struggle and in the worse cases just die, we are no longer in Egypt, even though some carried on the bad habits of the time.

Juan Herrera (13)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 8:14 am
Thanks for sharing, noted

Marlen Del Razo (7)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 9:44 am
It is unacceptable to also see how the lack of even a minimum wage established as a human right becomes the open door for slavery, such as it's happening in India. We have to get back to the common sense of having wages being sufficient to have a dignified living for All, and any violation to this consideration then must be realized it is a crime against humanity

J. J. (30)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 3:40 am
The worst offenders of this are these off-shore coroporations that go to the 3rd world countries and believe that it's OK to treat people like 2nd class citizens. Nothing has changed... The rich continue to get richer off the backs of the poor.
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