by the way, when banks loan you money they just type in a number in their computer and voila, money has magically appeared into existence into your bank account. no actual money was put into circulation or created, but it exists now out of thin air.
So to make this clear for yall. We the people have to work to earn our money, but Banks can create money out of thin air by typing a number into a computer when we loan money and then expects us to to pay them back the amount that never even existed in the first place. this is nearly biggest scam almost nobody is aware of, not even mentionning interest rates, etc. and sadly all the banks operate this way due to the flawed nature of the our monetary market system.
Weird how all the people who believe in “traditional Biblical values” never have one word to say against usury, which the Bible was quite clear on.
Weird how all the people who ask “WWJD?” forget that when Jesus wanted to explain the nature of good and evil, his example was a man who upon having his own debts cancelled, didn’t forgive the debts of the person who owed him.
Minimum wage should be linked to the poverty level.
This is basic economic fact.
A business that claims it can’t afford to pay a living wage to its workers is admitting that by definition it fails to meet its basic operating expenses. That major multinational corporations can be “successful” while failing to meet a basic operating expense is only possible because We The People pick up their greedy/lazy slack through taxes and charity.
And yet somehow it’s everybody else who’s a moocher and a looter…
And this corrosive greed is a big part of what’s slowly poisoning the U.S. economy. Money being hoarded at the top and put in “safe” investments and bank accounts is money that does nothing for no one. It’s just an elaborate means of keeping score. Money put into the hands of the workers does what money is meant to do: it circulates. It gets spent. The same dollar will go through dozens of sets of hands, touching dozens of lives, feeding dozens of people and sparking profits for dozens of businesses. The same dollar, in the hands of the rich, will generally do… nothing. It won’t create jobs. It won’t fund innovations. It won’t start businesses.
Less than 1% of corporate revenues become wages for workers. Less than 3% of the wealthy are actually entrepreneurs (people who risk their money on business ventures that create jobs).
But 100% of the working class spends their money. That money creates jobs. That money fuels innovations. That money becomes profits. That money keeps the economy ticking.
We have been lied to about who are the parasites and who are the drivers of the economy. We have largely accepted a view of money as a means of keeping score and the economy as something that must have winners and losers, rather than money being a proxy for barter and an economy being a way to divide the labor of society and distribute the load of living
"A business that claims it can’t afford to pay a living wage to its workers is admitting that by definition it fails to meet its basic operating expenses."
"Less than 1% of corporate revenues become wages for the workers."
I believe it’s quite popular in Great Britain, too, but I’m familiar with it because I used to live in Australia. :D
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