Bull. The only reason anyone pays minimum is because they get away with it. Why the heck should I pay more than minimum wage if I can get what I want for that? Do you honestly think anyone would go "gee, that guy is good, I needn't pay him more 'cause there's nothing he can do, but 'cause I'm so impressed with his great work, here's five bucks more per hour!"?
So socialism doesn't give you a choice, you're a slave or if you refuse, you get paid by the state by wellfare.
Capitalism gives you the choice to be a slave or to starve.
I dunno. Most people would probably prefer socialism. But hey, what do I know about socialism, being in Europe. That's something I should leave to the experts across the big pond who have loads and loads of first hand experience with socialist systems...
That's a great story. And where, say, do you get your customers? Where did you meet them? How did they learn that you're in the market? And that you're worth any dime they pay you?
Valuable experience in how to bullshit customers, invent colorful descriptions of events and places she's never seen or experienced and finding visual proof of those aforementioned stories.
Great resume for a political career, everything you need to convince your people to go to war with some country is right there.
Odd. A good deal of Europe won that war. Well, at least 'til we decided it would be a great idea to copy the idiocy of the US in that matter.
Societies depending on slavery (or any kind of cheap labor) are by definition behind when it comes to invention, industrialization and progress. Simply because R&D is expensive. If it's cheaper to stick to employing humans, there is zero incentive to develop machines.
So it's like today?
You have NO idea how hard it is to refrain from pulling a Godwin right now...
Mostly cause you have to feed and shelter slaves. It's simply cheaper to pay people to work for you. If you need proof, try to feed&shelter your family on a slave-level job today.
Religion, Ideology... a rose by a different name...
Reading Genesis (the book, not the band) alone is sufficient proof thereof.
"...workers forced to pay for their uniforms and so forth."
Where in the us is the legal?
Also, where you self employed as an agent?
OTOH, you were a real estate agent, so nothing you say is worth squat.
slavery isn't legal anywhere on the planet.
That is the most ridiculous view of those thing I have ever read.
Capitalism, slave, socialism. You got them ALL wrong.
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