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We Are The 1%

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LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 5:56:42 AM
Europe is going to run things for the next 80 years and then China/India.



YEP. It looks like it. The EU is the most powerful economic entity around, if added together.

It's future influence will depend on if it can hold together. The crisis that it's in now is going to split it apart or force it to merge into one nation.

But later on, when the east develops fully, it will still have far more people, so eventually it will all move there, except by the time that happens it won't really matter.

Mr_Pedo_Bear
Male, 70 & Over, Southern US
 821 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 2:27:14 AM
@Commentator Seriously Europe??? German is holding Europe on it's shoulders itself supported money coming in from Russia China and Brazil.

Why is it bad to have money? There is not a lot of old money left. People like Mark Zuckerberge and bill gates and formerly steve jobs. Obscenely rich but all new money... People choose to buy products.

It comes down to either equality where you adjust everything at the end result or fairness where you're allowed to work and fail or achieve. There is some degree of luck as well but that's life...

Commentator
Male, 40-49, Western US
 270 Posts
Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:57:53 AM
Last days of the American Empire.

Europe is going to run things for the next 80 years and then China/India.


crudson
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 590 Posts
Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:07:42 AM
"My butler's butler had to fire his butler's butler."

mal_BB
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1224 Posts
Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:21:43 AM
@M_Archer "Until every single person that the protesters are protesting against are convicted objectively by the court of law for fraud, I'm giving the defendants the benefit of the doubt".

I love your naivety, and total dis-regard for the possibility that the 1% which people are protesting about influence the court of law so much that they would never be convicted of anything. Alot of the time the court of law is simply a smoke screen created by those who wish to hide behind it.

ScottSerious
Male, 18-29, Western US
 5329 Posts
Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:20:29 AM
that sucked

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12180 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:45:45 PM
That chap doesn't know how to smoke a cigar.

Arcval
Male, 18-29, Europe
 304 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:33:00 PM
@Megrendel: In a perfectly fair market no one would have any skills that nobody else didn't also have.
Everyone would have EXACTLY the same background making every-bodies labour equally valuable.

I.e. a fantasy world.

Fair being equality of being and of opportunity. We don't operate a fair market and never will. The problems only become significant when the inequality in the market is too great (though that is not to say that perfect equality would be a good thing, that would create too inflexible a system. There is an optimal level of inequality).

The markets as they stand are too unequal to be reasonably fair. Kids growing up on council estates do not have anywhere near the same chances as kids born to rich parents. Not to say that the kid from the council estate is doomed, but they've got a much harder battle to get to the same position as the rich kid.

OutWest
Male, 50-59, Western US
 548 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:29:31 PM

A fair market place doesn't exist in an economy where the government uses public money to save corporations from their own incompetence.

Or unqualified home buyers from their mortgages.
Or overpaid workers from getting paid scale.
Or in-effective educators from being replaced.
Or public employees from retiring at 55.
Or public employees that don't pay into SS.

They are two heads of the same problem.



xiquiripat
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:17:42 PM
A fair market place doesn't exist in an economy where the government uses public money to save corporations from their own incompetence.

M_Archer
Male, 18-29, Canada
 529 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:17:04 PM
@Muert: They are the producers: they take more risks, make more investments and therefore, they get paid more. They "choose" how much they get paid in the same way that working class people "choose" how much they get paid depending on where they work. Any businessman who doesn't pay their worker what their market value is, quickly goes out of business. You need to learn how supply and demand works.

@Gerry1of1: I don't know about the specifics of anything that you told me. What I DO know is that the big businessmen of America have always been the scapegoats.

Until every single person that the protesters are protesting against are convicted objectively by the court of law for fraud, I'm giving the defendants the benefit of the doubt.

BBJellyFish
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 527 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:41:16 PM
"What do we have!"
"Most of the money!"
"What do we want!"
"The rest of it!"

lmao! hilarious.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:29:37 PM

M_Archer - no, it's not about out-producing. I'm in favor of rewards systems based on production.
But steeling retirement funds and calling it a profit margin is taking too much.
Demanding we pay interest rates that they tripled on us while they are bailed out of debt is taking too much.
When Congress says you can't charge us that fee so they change the name of the fee and charge us anyway is taking too much!

I just want a fair shot. But they took that too.

Muert
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 143 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:24:04 PM
Archer- Do you really think that they are being paid the fair market value for what they do? They choose what to pay themselves, and rather then spreading it out to the people who do the work, they take it all for themselves.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4477 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:20:56 PM
Arcval-"In a perfectly fair market everyone would have exactly the same value. "

You have a strange definition of the word 'fair'.

Are you saying that this person:


should be paid the exact same amount as this person
?

Please let me know if you're stupid enough to go through the drive-thru for bypass surgery.

M_Archer
Male, 18-29, Canada
 529 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:10:04 PM
@Gerry1of1: Yes, let's occupy Wall Street; that will show the businessmen that the middle class won't tolerate them producing faster and creating profit at a greater rate than us!

Arcval
Male, 18-29, Europe
 304 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:45:00 PM
@auburnjunky: In a perfectly fair market everyone would have exactly the same value.

If you want to be a commie so much move to Vietnam or Cuba.

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3887 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:35:38 PM
auburnjunky can you show me please where this phantomatic fair marketplace is?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:30:30 PM

I know it was just a gag flick, but their percentages were way off.

On a side note, study released today showed that the average middle class income increased 18% between 1979-2007 while at the same time the top 1% increased 275% in the same timeframe.

Occupy Wall Street

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10070 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:19:54 PM
"Yes you are the 1%...but for how long more?"

As long as there's a fair marketplace.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24518 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:09:58 PM
Nevermind...just changed the link to end at the numbers and it worked

iceblack
Male, 18-29, S. America
 546 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:09:48 PM
I thought it was awesome xD

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24518 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:09:01 PM
was it failing for anyone else?

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3887 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:05:02 PM
Yes you are the 1%...but for how long more?

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2523 Posts
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:44:23 AM
Link: We Are The 1% [Rate Link] - Minorities have it rough in this country...


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