So again, you believe that small government libertarians are going to go to great lengths to enforce the artificial, government created monopoly called copyright, as opposed to the Democrats who go out of their way to protect Hollywood? You're a special kind of stupid.
You believe libertarians don't believe in rights? You've been drinking the big party koolaid, chump.
So you think a libertarian government is going to care about hunting people down for copying CDs and DVDs?
Remind me, which party is staunchly pro-Hollywood?
Right... Because libertarians are the masters of protecting intellectual "property"...
In the US, minimum wage doesn't preclude employer paid health care, people making minimum wage often pay close to ZERO taxes in the US, and the get unemployment too. So again, do Aussie min wage earners live twice the lifestyle that US min wage earners do? Does the concept of buying power mean anything?
Right, because those gasoline price controls in the 70s never happened, and gas shortages never occurred.
American "liberals" seem to be doing their best to become as stupid as American conservatives.
And does the Australian minimum wage earner have twice the lifestyle of a US minimum wage worker? Does the number really matter or is it what the money buys? Look at all the Zimbabwean trillionaires. That country should be a paradise, right?
We already have abolished the minimum, for all intents and purpose. They're called illegal immigrants, they work for less than min wage, and it has resulted in tens of millions of jobs.
You do realize, of course, that minimum wage is a price control on labor.
You do know what their inflation rate is right now, don't you? The real one, not the the one published to cover the lies of their government and prevent all out revolution...
Any prosperity they had under Chavez was brief, and their house of cards is starting to fall down.
But please, I'd love for you to go. In fact, move there. Stay. Don't ever leave.
Of course the workers are getting screwed. That's the false promise of communism, that the workers benefit at the expense of the wealthy.
Even in management degrees are less important than experience and the ability to market yourself, IMO. I managed to get through about one month of college before I got sick of it and dropped out. Through a series of career moves starting with self taught programmer leading up to my current position as the IT Manager of a mid-size healthcare company, I've always found that being able to communicate clearly and not come off as a complete ass goes a long way. It's amazing how many people fail at one of those two things.
100 years ago if anybody wanted to move here from anywhere in the world and make their way, I'd say more power to them. But since the rise of the welfare state where anybody and everybody can apply for benefits, if you cost the taxpayers in this country more than you contribute to the economy, then you're a net drain and you're not needed here. We have enough financial pain as it is.
Are you saying then that driving over the speed limit is not illegal?
You just went full stupid.
That may have been true 100 or more years ago, but the rise of the welfare state along with unfettered immigration makes for vast numbers of people who cost a country more than the value they create there.