Of course, Malaysia dosen't have those "unfair" laws that protect worker safety, ensure a livng wage, and prevent corporations from union busting. Of course, those workers are happy to make US$.08/hr starvation wages because they have so many options to choose from. It's not like they would prefer something better, but are prevented from doing so.

Let me make something perfectly clear. A CHOICE BEWTEEN DEATH AND ABJECT POVERTY IS NOT A CHOICE! Whatever delusion you may be suffering under, living in overcrowded spaces, without heat or power, and raw sewage in the streets is not "untold wealth and riches." And speaking of American sweatshops and child labor, I should as the same question. What I learned from history was that the childeren, (well, those that didn't suffer some premanent injury,) didn't save their wages into capital and become prosperous, they were ended by people who were disgusted at the working and living conditions, as well as the excuses of apologists like you.

Oh, and if you live under conditions of bigotry, then it's your own damn fault. The fact that, in, say, Iran or Afghanistan, women, in general, do not have the resources to just "leave," let alone open up a business somewhere else. Of course, your glib answers refuse to acknowledge fact, and you simply spout shallow ideology.

Yeah, capitalism would work if we exsisted in a world of perfect and rational choice, but we don't, and this must be taken into account by law and practise. Even most capitalists realize this, however, a great many of them wish only to apply the exceptions to corporations and stock holders, and call upon the workers for austerity and admonish them for trying to disrupt the level playing field.

For the love of Mike, at least think about what you are saying! It dosen't matter if you or I am called names, but it certainly dosen't help, and spouting off gibberish dosen't help either.

Bad craziness.

Ooooh! Why does he get to have so much money? I don't get to have all that money! He's an asshole because he doesn't share! If he gets all that money than why don't I get any?

Because he earned his. Money is an abstraction of value. The goods and services that people produce are traded for their approximate value in money. How much value do you produce? Probably about as much as you are getting paid for.

But I work my ass off every day! I slave over a hot stove-like-thing at McDonald's. It's hard! I deserve more!

No you don't. Any dolt can cook bad food at McDonald's. It's all about supply and demand. Your "skill" is in such great supply that it can fill the demand many times over. As such your skills are not worth a whole hell of a lot. Building a successful enterprise, however, is something that not a whole hell of a lot of people can do. Building a corporation that produces something for which there is little supply and great demand generates a huge amount of value, unlike flipping burgers.

The rich take advantage of the poor! They are just getting rich off of the sweat on my back.

No one held a gun to your head and forced you to take a job at McDonald's. You agreed to sell a service to McDonald's for a specific price. If you think the service you produce is worth more then, by all means, leave and find someone you can sell your services to who is willing to pay more.

Rich people have no more duty to other people than regular people do. When they go shopping they look for the best value at the lowest price. Paying more for something than it is worth is not nice, It's just stupid.

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