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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Oops, you said it again. We're talking about their parents paying their bills.
    good, family ought to take care of family. Sure beats using coercion to make someone who has no connection to you having to pay for you



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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    good, family ought to take care of family. Sure beats using coercion to make someone who has no connection to you having to pay for you
    As long as you stop pretending they're paying their own way I guess that's a step.

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    As long as you stop pretending they're paying their own way I guess that's a step.
    the family is. that is the building block of society



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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the family is. that is the building block of society
    Not sure how you think that is relevant. Feel free and explain if you think it is.

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    I continually hear people expressing this sentiment, and it has never seemed true to me. If work is defined as "effort over time", then how could someone like Bill Gates live long enough to earn his fortune, relative to that enjoyed by other people? Many doctors, example, seem to put more "effort over time" into their careers, without ever gaining anywhere near the sum of money Bill Gates enjoys.

    Bill Gates obtained his wealth, not because of his own "effort over time", but because, in accordance with the conventions of capitalism, he networked himself into a position where he could compel others to sign a portions of their "labor over time" to him via contract. As long as this practice isn't pushed to its excesses, I don't have a problem with it, but getting wealthy through good networking is a significantly different process than earning your money through hard work.
    Actually Bill Gates came from a very wealthy family initially in the first place and his father was a great source of inspiration and funding for Microsoft.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Anyways I really think it depends. The job I just got promoted to at work for example is WAAAAY easier than what I was doing before, less strenuous and pays $4 more on the hour. You also get a lot more **** if you **** up. A job I am going to school for to have, as a power plant operator starts out at $24/hr and tops out at around $60/hr in 3 years time, you sit down most the time, do paper work, read graphs, do a little trouble shooting, a few physical things, etc but not near as strenuous as the job I just got promoted to either, however you are in charge of well...electricity. So I think its a give and take type of deal depending on your job area. I will be working just as hard if not harder in some ways, and much less in other ways.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    How does one define, "work harder"?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Anyways I really think it depends. The job I just got promoted to at work for example is WAAAAY easier than what I was doing before, less strenuous and pays $4 more on the hour. You also get a lot more **** if you **** up. A job I am going to school for to have, as a power plant operator starts out at $24/hr and tops out at around $60/hr in 3 years time, you sit down most the time, do paper work, read graphs, do a little trouble shooting, a few physical things, etc but not near as strenuous as the job I just got promoted to either, however you are in charge of well...electricity. So I think its a give and take type of deal depending on your job area. I will be working just as hard if not harder in some ways, and much less in other ways.
    Higher paying jobs are less strenuous, while more physical jobs pay less. This is because physical labor is typically considered "unskilled."
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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How does one define, "work harder"?
    Work and effort are pretty fundamental concepts. I understand 'work' as a person's input into a job over time; the more emotionally and physically demanding the job, the harder the work. However, people are bringing their own understanding of hard work to the poll.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 09-11-11 at 04:10 PM.
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