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Thread: How do you feel about income?

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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Everyone just loves to be a libertarian these days. High wages does not prosperity bring. You have it backwards.
    Prosperity brings high wages, and high wages bring prosperity. You can have it forwards, or backwards. It works either way.
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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Economically speaking, it is better to have a thousand millionaires than one billionaire....
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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    I'd rather have the market decide what someone should get paid, and who gives a flying donut about income "disparity"?

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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    The higher the income disparity, the smaller the middle class. That's a recipe for social instability-- and when a handful of people are making thousands of times as much money as their employees, it means large amounts of money are being siphoned out of the productive economy instead of circulating properly.
    Let me guess, you must believe that rich people put their money in their mattresses.

    No.

    People with piles of money INVEST it. A strange concept, but it means they put it into companies they believe are going to grow, and thus they fuel the economy.

    There's not a damn thing wrong with "income disparity" if that disparity is the natural product of successful free market enterprise.

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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Economically speaking, it is better to have a thousand millionaires than one billionaire....
    Money is like manure. Spread it around, and it can do a lot of good. If you pile it all up in one place, it just smells to high heaven.
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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Money is like manure. Spread it around, and it can do a lot of good. If you pile it all up in one place, it just smells to high heaven.
    Oh?

    I'm guessing you don't have a heap of cash lying around.

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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Just consider a graph where the x-axis is the wealth that you have and the y-axis is amount of people. Would you rather the distribution be tighter about some value on the x-axis or where everyone moves up on the x-axis but the distribution grows larger?
    And what does that tell me? Nothing.

    You are plainly ignoring that costs are what defines wealth. Your poll sucks for that reason.
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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    How do you feel about income?
    I like income. I would like to have more income.

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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Let me guess, you must believe that rich people put their money in their mattresses.

    No.

    People with piles of money INVEST it. A strange concept, but it means they put it into companies they believe are going to grow, and thus they fuel the economy.

    There's not a damn thing wrong with "income disparity" if that disparity is the natural product of successful free market enterprise.
    The money is better for the economy if it is spent on products that are made by factories that hire employees
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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    The money is better for the economy if it is spent on products that are made by factories that hire employees
    Or orders materials from companies that hire employees. A heavily automated plant that orders large amounts of new raw materials should result in additional jobs down the supply chain.
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