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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Eating food, drinking water and breathing air is what is all that is needed to survive. The rest is just fun and games. Is $2 a day fair?

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    For where? A live able wage in San Francisco is far different then my home in Denio Junction where I can live on $750 a month and save for retirement.

    Also is every job required to pay a living wage? Why? Why do that to an entry level opportunity for teens and what impacts would such a decision have on the fixed income masses who won't get cost of living increases fast enough to stay up with the inflation of higher mandated wages. I personally think a man should be free to work for what he wants how ever high or low that May be.
    This always pissed me off. If you can't make enough to survive in San Francisco.... MOVE!!

    Not San Francisco per se, but just as an example.

    Or take all those yoyo's in Detroit. The auto industry up and left you? Out of work? MOVE!! I could rattle off a thousand places where a low skilled worker (or a highly skilled one in the case of detroit) can go and get a job tomorrow. San Fran and Detroit are very expensive cities.

    The worst of all HAS TO BE new york, new york though. Oh my god that just blows my goddamn mind right out. HOW can you have poor people in New York? How can they afford to stay?? Jumpin applejacks, just look at the property values of pretty much anything around there.

    I'll tell you how, they get handouts. If you didn't have that, the entire NYC would be upscale.

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    This always pissed me off. If you can't make enough to survive in San Francisco.... MOVE!!

    Not San Francisco per se, but just as an example.

    Or take all those yoyo's in Detroit. The auto industry up and left you? Out of work? MOVE!! I could rattle off a thousand places where a low skilled worker (or a highly skilled one in the case of detroit) can go and get a job tomorrow. San Fran and Detroit are very expensive cities.
    Ironically, broke hipsters are leaving places like San Francisco and Portland and taking up residence in the ruins of Detroit. Portland and SF are for cliche poser hipsters now. The real hipsters are in places like Detroit and Pittsburgh.

    The worst of all HAS TO BE new york, new york though. Oh my god that just blows my goddamn mind right out. HOW can you have poor people in New York? How can they afford to stay?? Jumpin applejacks, just look at the property values of pretty much anything around there.

    I'll tell you how, they get handouts. If you didn't have that, the entire NYC would be upscale.
    The real thing that blows my mind is why the poor live in ANY city. Why aren't they in rural places with fertile soil doing the homesteading thing? Not enough liquor stores and drug dealers nearby?

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Ironically, broke hipsters are leaving places like San Francisco and Portland and taking up residence in the ruins of Detroit. Portland and SF are for cliche poser hipsters now. The real hipsters are in places like Detroit and Pittsburgh.



    The real thing that blows my mind is why the poor live in ANY city. Why aren't they in rural places with fertile soil doing the homesteading thing? Not enough liquor stores and drug dealers nearby?
    I just started another thread about this, I'm with you 100%. What ever happened to the time honored tradition of following the jobs? That's how most of us got to this country to begin with. Auto jobs in detroit left you? Pack up and move to Tennessee where the factory opened up. That's how it happens.

    Damn people with unrealistic expectations, thinking jobs are gonna just fall in their laps wherever they happen to be.

    But forgetting all that for a second, how can these people afford to stay in the city is my question. Why haven't property values in San Fran, say, been driven up so high that they can no longer afford to live there? You would think property near city center would be valuable.

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Eating food, drinking water and breathing air is what is all that is needed to survive. The rest is just fun and games. Is $2 a day fair?
    That's communist talk. What if their labor isn't worth $2/day?

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    The real thing that blows my mind is why the poor live in ANY city. Why aren't they in rural places with fertile soil doing the homesteading thing? Not enough liquor stores and drug dealers nearby?
    Finding a job in a rural area is even harder than in a large city. There are also plenty of liquor stores and drug dealers in rural areas.

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Finding a job in a rural area is even harder than in a large city.
    Biologically, it is harder to survive in crowded areas with infertile or inaccessible soil than it is in spacious areas with fertile soil.

    There are also plenty of liquor stores and drug dealers in rural areas.
    What do you want to bet there are more in urban areas than there are in rural areas?

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Maybe I'm missing something, but when did nearly 10% of US households get photocopiers?
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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something, but when did nearly 10% of US households get photocopiers?
    aka printers probably
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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    aka printers probably
    That definitely makes more sense. I sat about for 10 mins trying to figure out which of my friends had photocopiers.
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