If you demand a living wage, you're demanding Stalinism

Started Apr 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: If you demand a living wage, you're demanding Stalinism
In reply to Chato, Apr 15, 2012

Chato wrote:

smallcams wrote:

Demanding seldom works. Earning something almost always works. And it's so much more satisfying that way.

Indeed. If you bother to read the article it's about people who are earning; i.e. working full time jobs, that don't pay enough to live on

I wonder why that could be. Why could someone work full time and yet not make enough money to live as they believe life owes them?

Could it be that the value of what they do is not worth more?

Is there any way to force an employer to pay an employee more than the value of what the employee is making (let's assume for a moment that according to the political system you espouse the employer is entitled to no profit, nothing at all).

Let's see. Let's pass laws.

Will that work?

Not unless you can force an employer to hire someone if the employer doesn't want to?

Oh, wait, in the U.S. they can do it too. It's called unions, and featherbedding. Forcing an employer to "hire" someone they don't need. Like, for theatre productions, hiring one or more people to plug in a lamp, and pay them for 8 hours of work.

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