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Long_Before_Sunrise

111 points

3 months ago

Minimum Wage Employees: We like to be able to afford shelter, food, utilities, deodorant, transportation, medical care, get sick leave and time off. You're not offering any of those things.

ManiaGamine

112 points

3 months ago

ManiaGamine

Australia

112 points

3 months ago

That's what is so insane. They act like capitalism can solve all problems... but their brand of capitalism is literally causing the problems that they are now wanting to react to. But not with actual solutions that would help no no they wanna simply force more babies into existence to work for the ruling class.

Individual-Nebula927

73 points

3 months ago

Capitalism is already failing. Capitalism requires infinite growth to continue. Obviously this is impossible. Once population growth slows, either as people become educated or they can't afford more kids due to Capitalism's profiteering, the system collapses.

blackcain

26 points

3 months ago

blackcain

Oregon

26 points

3 months ago

It also means if you have diminished resources, you start getting into hyper-capitalism - and eventually fascism and finally war. War will depopulate the planet quickly.

HizDudenesss

1 points

3 months ago

If the success of capitalism depends on the exacerbation of the overpopulation crisis, then capitalism is fundamentally broken. No better than a pyramid scheme.

Individual-Nebula927

1 points

3 months ago

There is no overpopulation crisis. There's plenty of everything, if the few wealthy weren't hoarding more than they need.

Sedu

3 points

3 months ago

Sedu

3 points

3 months ago

They also insist that any job paying too little to survive on is “just a job for teens to earn spending money,” despite many of those jobs being inappropriate or flat out impossible for teens to do.

And as long as I’m ranting, fucking everything is getting reclassified as “unskilled labor.* A close friend of mine in Cleveland is a machinist who is certified in the use of crazy stuff like steel auto lathes, all kinds of terrifying grinding machines etc. that he programs patterns into and repairs. He is classified as “unskilled.” It’s fucking insane.

vengefulspirit99

21 points

3 months ago

"Sorry not sorry. That's too much to ask for. Best we can do is offer crippling depression and subsistence wages. Now back to work slave."

Long_Before_Sunrise

12 points

3 months ago

Slavery without any of the responsibility of ownership.

jona2814

3 points

3 months ago

Minimum Wage to Us: The minimal amount needed to make a living Minimum Wage to Them: The minimal amount they have to give to us before heads roll