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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

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    Neo marxism. Did you think your ideas were novel?

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I used to think the way you do. After thinking more deeply about it though, I came to the realization that there will always be a certain percentage of people who are not able to get a good job, likewise, there will always be jobs that need doing which happen to not pay well, for example a hospital janitor.

    The fact is, you need someone to serve you burgers, just as you need someone to clean your hospitals, teach your kids, put out fires, and a number of other things that don't pay well.

    I think those people deserve to make a living wage, which to me is defined as a wage that allows those people to fully participate in the economy.

    Trickle down capitalism has never been proven to work, so I think a managed capitalism is the only real answer.
    No, you think exactly like I do, except for a minute difference - you think like I used to.

    Of course there will always be some low paying jobs. At the same time, there will always be some people who don't do what it takes to get a good paying job. It pretty much evens out. In fact, I have not met one person who didn't deserve the lifestyle they are living, whether it be good or bad.

    For the record, someday most low paying jobs of today will be taken over by robots tomorrow.

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    Anyway, more interestingly, you need to define "fully participate" for me. I don't know what you mean by that.

    And trickle down capitalism has never been implemented. Democrats are against it, but Republicans don't try and implement it either.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by hjl1991 View Post
    No, you think exactly like I do, except for a minute difference - you think like I used to.

    Of course there will always be some low paying jobs. At the same time, there will always be some people who don't do what it takes to get a good paying job. It pretty much evens out. In fact, I have not met one person who didn't deserve the lifestyle they are living, whether it be good or bad.

    For the record, someday most low paying jobs of today will be taken over by robots tomorrow.

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    Anyway, more interestingly, you need to define "fully participate" for me. I don't know what you mean by that.

    And trickle down capitalism has never been implemented. Democrats are against it, but Republicans don't try and implement it either.
    Are you suggesting that most people are where they want to be in life? Profound insight.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

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    Are you suggesting that most people are where they want to be in life? Profound insight.
    Not do much. Just something makes you and him feel better about yourselves. Little more.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I do think the job guarantee is something that needs to happen, along with universal healthcare.

    I also find it intellectually dishonest to just label something "communism" and hope to get a visceral reaction opposing it. How about you attack the man's proposals on the merits?
    Any job that would be guaranteed would not be a job you would want to have.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Yes, we should fight for more dependence on the state, less personal responsibility and less protection of human rights. I hear that is working out well so far. Shut the **** up Rolling Stone.
    I thought Rolling Stone was a magazine dedicated to music and bands.

    Why would they publish something like this?

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For | Politics News | Rolling Stone

    In Rolling Stone this former Occupy wackobird gets full coverage with his tripe. Warner Todd Hudson sums it up best in Breitbart:

    "Recently Rolling Stone magazine published a story that urges the millennial generation to demand communism in America by eliminating private property, "guaranteeing" everyone a job and turning banks into state property. After finding some opposition on Twitter, the writer let loose some ideas that didn't make the cut of his article: "exterminate" the rich and take away their money and property.After reading the article published on January 3, one thing we learn from former Occupy Wall Street organizer Jesse A. Myerson is that he thinks things are bad in America today. America is so bad--or, as he so eruditely puts it, America "blows"--that he thinks it is time to institute some of the worst communist tropes in the anti-capitalist's bag of tricks, all the same boring ideas that have been proven disastrous everywhere they've been tried for over 100 years."

    'Rolling Stone' Writer Wants Communism, Redistributed Wealth

    All I can do is shake my head at these people....What is the matter with people today?
    It worked so well for the Soviet Union, pretty soon we will have American mail order brides!

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    When I was his age, I would have said that his ideas suck, but to use his term, "it blows."

    Overall, the first one might be possible, but what if the job isn't fun or stimulating enough for little Johnny?
    Didn't we see something like this in the first episode of Futurama?

    The job was assigned and it didn't matter if you didn't like it, you had to do it.

    That makes for very happy employees.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The biggest problem with writers like the sniveling putz that wrote that Rolling Stone drivel, is that they don't realize, or understand what they are advocating. This particular weasel said elsewhere that he would like to see all the wealthy killed and their assets taken. What kind of loser, wallowing in jealous inadequacy, and self loathing looks at someone else's success and holds that against them. He is a socialist loser, the kind out Universities are churning out at record rate, and unchecked by rational people...

    We'd better get a handle on these people, or the predictions of American decline is all by assured.
    I assume he was paid for his contribution to Rolling Stone.

    Depending on how much he was paid, he might be one of those rich to be killed and looted.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I used to think the way you do. After thinking more deeply about it though, I came to the realization that there will always be a certain percentage of people who are not able to get a good job, likewise, there will always be jobs that need doing which happen to not pay well, for example a hospital janitor.

    The fact is, you need someone to serve you burgers, just as you need someone to clean your hospitals, teach your kids, put out fires, and a number of other things that don't pay well.

    I think those people deserve to make a living wage, which to me is defined as a wage that allows those people to fully participate in the economy.

    Trickle down capitalism has never been proven to work, so I think a managed capitalism is the only real answer.
    They can live on what they make if they control their expenses, but most don't.

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