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Wealth Inequality in America

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agreed

we can start by returning the wealth and resources stolen from undeveloped countries by american and european capitalists for centuries

Why don't you start your own company and pay all of your employees an equal wage with free healthcare and see how long it takes for you to shut down?

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You don't really have to work smarter or harder. In a lot of cases you just have to be likable and in with the right people.

I probably do less work than everyone else in my position at my company but I get paid more than all of them...and will soon be their boss...simply because the president likes me. I chat with him and joke with him regularly, but my quality of work is no better than the rest of the people in my position.

I made about 25% more than most of them and my bonus was 15x greater than what some of the others in my position got...why? It certainly wasn't because I worked any harder. I just know how to make people think I'm an excellent employee and that I know more than I really do.

Bullshitting is a big part of business, but it doesn't make you a better employee. I'm not a bad employee, there is just no real way to justify why I make more than my co-workers.

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You don't really have to work smarter or harder. In a lot of cases you just have to be likable and in with the right people.

I probably do less work than everyone else in my position at my company but I get paid more than all of them...and will soon be their boss...simply because the president likes me. I chat with him and joke with him regularly, but my quality of work is no better than the rest of the people in my position.

I made about 25% more than most of them and my bonus was 15x greater than what some of the others in my position got...why? It certainly wasn't because I worked any harder. I just know how to make people think I'm an excellent employee and that I know more than I really do.

Bullshitting is a big part of business, but it doesn't make you a better employee. I'm not a bad employee, there is just no real way to justify why I make more than my co-workers.

Depends on the business but being a brown nosier usually helps too.... :phew:

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You don't really have to work smarter or harder. In a lot of cases you just have to be likable and in with the right people.

I probably do less work than everyone else in my position at my company but I get paid more than all of them...and will soon be their boss...simply because the president likes me. I chat with him and joke with him regularly, but my quality of work is no better than the rest of the people in my position.

I made about 25% more than most of them and my bonus was 15x greater than what some of the others in my position got...why? It certainly wasn't because I worked any harder. I just know how to make people think I'm an excellent employee and that I know more than I really do.

Bullshitting is a big part of business, but it doesn't make you a better employee. I'm not a bad employee, there is just no real way to justify why I make more than my co-workers.

What are you doing for work tensor? Feels like just yesterday you were signed on the board from high school.....

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What are you doing for work tensor? Feels like just yesterday you were signed on the board from high school.....

I work for a digital marketing company. I primarily write content for websites and audit existing websites. Anything from medium sized home service companies to a few relatively major brands.I'm in the process of starting a new division that focuses on small business owners for businesses doing less than $1MM in revenue. It has been a long time since high school. I've been out of college for almost four years now.

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lol don't pretend like you went to grad school

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Awesome. So how much do you owe, and who gets it?

i, along with every other advantaged american, owe our lives to those responsible for the success of america (hint: they're not pasty, pudgy libertarians). we'll start with native americans and descendants of slaves here in america and work our way around the world. glad we could clear this up

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Why don't you start your own company and pay all of your employees an equal wage with free healthcare and see how long it takes for you to shut down?

your post has absolutely nothing to do with the post that you quoted. try reading sometime or not it's whatever

also lol @ a post that amounts to "why don't you do something that the system is purposefully designed to reject and then see how well you do???? checkmate, libs"

Work smarter and harder, don't get in a wad because some people have what it takes to get to the top.

don't you sell cars for a living? should i take this to mean that you haven't worked particularly hard or "smart?" that "you don't have what it takes to get to the top?" because let's just say you're not on the fast track to 1%-land and i'm curious as to why you breathlessly defend the rich when tbqh they wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire

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Outside of me getting into a Capitalism vs Socialism debate which I could not care less about doing, you're equating manual labor with literal hard work.

you sure do have a pretty nuanced definition of "hard work" if "poo that privileged people go to college to avoid entirely" doesn't factor in at all

Just as the case with the people you referenced that are out of work with masters degrees, people are usually compensated based on how hard they are to replace or how much revenue they produce. Outside of that, compensation is typically commensurate with a person's inability to fill one or both of those niches.

whoa wait a minute i thought the secret to being employmed or just not being poor was "being smart" and "working hard". is it:

I know that's not popular, but I don't really know anyone who's smart and hard working and is out of work or near the poverty line.

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compensation is typically commensurate with a person's inability to fill one or both of those niches

is it important to be smart and work hard, or is it important to fill a particular niche? or is it important blow your way to the top, as hinted by tensor?

Hate to break the bad news to you, but it's not that big, bad mean old hedge fund manager's fault that those Master's Degrees your friends have may not be as valuable as they had hoped, and that the warehouse worker could be replaced with relative ease comparatively. If it makes you feel any better, that sinister HFM will also end up paying more in taxes in a couple years than everyone in that warehouse combined over their entire life.

you're right, it's not the fault of the parasitic elites; it's our flawed economic system that allows one person to manage capital and "earn" hundreds of times more than the median income for work that is certainly not hundreds of times more difficult, while the true producers of our society endure wage slavery. if any one group of people is to blame, it's the middle and upper-middle classes who perpetuate this broken system because they've bought into this "just be smart and work hard and one day you'll be super rich" bullshit

btw the people i referred to worked for an organization that helped people recently released from prison to reintegrate. among other things, they helped to build their resumes, taught them how to conduct themselves in an interview, and provided temporary rooms, contingent upon their continuous search for a job (while also providing in-house work opportunities like landscaping). it's tough to argue that their work "isn't valuable" (unless you don't understand things like recidivism rates); it's just not valuable to the people who control the majority of the wealth in america. it's silly to think that value is accurately represented by profitability, as that line of thought ignores social costs and benefits.

The point I was and continue to make is this: if we think our financial concerns as a country would be best solved by increased taxation of the rich, we're going to continue blaming a problem we don't really have.

as wealth inequality increases, what other option is there?*

*note: libertarian fan-fic isn't an option

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lol don't pretend like you went to grad school

Wat?

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i, along with every other advantaged american, owe our lives to those responsible for the success of america (hint: they're not pasty, pudgy libertarians). we'll start with native americans and descendants of slaves here in america and work our way around the world. glad we could clear this up

You assume quite a lot. You didn't answer the question. I figured that would be the case.

The reason you don't have a leg to stand on is because the perpetuated myth that 95% of all Americans being on a severely unlevel playing field is patently false. I've personally known too many people that have come to the states with NOTHING and have made themselves a nice living by their own worth.

You would rather have a hand out and demand that someone put something in it for having done nothing more than exist.

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your post has absolutely nothing to do with the post that you quoted. try reading sometime or not it's whatever

also lol @ a post that amounts to "why don't you do something that the system is purposefully designed to reject and then see how well you do???? checkmate, libs"

don't you sell cars for a living? should i take this to mean that you haven't worked particularly hard or "smart?" that "you don't have what it takes to get to the top?" because let's just say you're not on the fast track to 1%-land and i'm curious as to why you breathlessly defend the rich when tbqh they wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire

Used to if you actually did some of that reading you were speaking of you would know that... I neither care for the rich nor have a desire to whine and bitch about how unfair life is like you do. So they have more than you do? Get off your ass and get creative to earn it back you and your government entitlement programs are bankrupting our once great nation .

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