Capitalism is when peasants deliver thousands of gold coins to the king every year. Every now and then, the king tosses a single gold coin off the balcony to watch the peasants murder each other over it. This is generally considered the least oppressive form of economics.
Yes, “king”. A person who holds the chief authority over a country and people. Somebody who’s in power not because people want them in power, but because they either inherited it from their ancestors or took the position by coercion or force.
If capitalists insist on defending “job-creators”, we should at least have a say in who creates our jobs if we want to call ourselves a democratic society. At present, the people’s best interest is not properly represented.
Anonymous asked: Also, no one is supposed to be able to make a living off flipping burgers. The only reason that's become an expectation is because of the freakin minimum wage. If you made those jobs $15/hr, the people who actually contribute to society will say, "shit, I can make a better wage just flipping burgers" and will take all of the jobs that should belong to teens in high school just entering the market.
How do people making burgers not contribute to society. Society eats these burgers last I checked.
"Shit, I can make a better wage just flipping burgers!"
Uhhhh… How can a minimum wage job pay more than someone else’s job? They do know what “minimum wage” means, right?