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Comment Re:Something feels off about this. (Score 1) 530

If your business model doesn't pay people what they're worth, then you don't have a good enough business model. If your startup idea is compelling, people will work for less in exchange for equity.

Whoever pays the most should get the best workers. I don't understand why you would want it any other way. Isn't that the way it works for management?

Comment Re: So... (Score 1) 440

Are you sure? I also did some quick math and came to a different conclusion, that we would probably *save* money.

Adult population of the U.S.(rounded up): 246,000,000

Gross Federal Tax Revenue of the U.S.: 3.3 trillion

Cost of providing all adults 1800/month: 443 billion

THINGS YOU COULD GET RID OF:
food stamps: 74 billion
soc sec ( just pensions ): 52 billion
Unemployment Insurance : 520 billion ( says CNN )

#http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/99-total-population-by-child-and-adult#detailed/1/any/false/869,36,868,867,133/39,40,41/416,417

http://www.cbpp.org/research/p...

http://www.usgovernmentrevenue...

http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/2...

Comment Re:Hype (Score 1) 207

I think it's interesting how documentaries always take time to explain how time and space are inextricably connected and then go on to explain one or the other independently. It's common to speak of gravity as if it's a force but you never hear ( in the documentaries ) anyone say graviton.

Comment Re:Pao = Sexist (Score 1) 892

No, it's all bullshit. There's a lot of talking and propaganda around these ideas but when you start peeling it apart it's just layers and layers of circular citations and dubious studies by (professional) social "scientists" ( yes, I do think we should go back to calling it social "studies" ). It wouldn't even be a thing except it's repeated often and loudly by entrenched, tenured activists in universities.

Yes, telling people to negotiate is absolutely enough to break this HABIT(yeah, this conditioning idea is a flat out lie). People who have never bartered for anything, and moreover have never even witnessed bartering take place make the adjustment on their first day in a new country. Go ahead explain how this is "different" and somehow not "conditioning".

The real problem is the people with a disproportionately loud voice telling us that we're all brainwashed and incapable of owning our lives and our minds --who then propose to fix it with their own brand of brainwashing that suits their own selfish agenda.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 892

Rigged studies are rigged. I am, and I expect most intelligent people are, perfectly capable of differentiating between pushy and assertive behaviors.
Really really really fucking tired of this top-down social engineering that's going on everywhere these days. The lies and propaganda supporting this cultural enforcement is constantly being debunked and yet the SJW's just keep going with it. And the really frustrating part is seeing that the academics and politicians propagating these myths aren't even altruistic themselves --they are just cynically furthering their own careers. This has become the age of the professional SJW.

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