Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    There is no such thing as a free lunch. When that CEO gets hundreds of millions, he is taking it out of the pockets of the employees and stockholders. When billionaires are getting tax breaks they are taking it out of the pockets of the middle class. When business denies employees health care and raises they get richer and the employee gets poorer.

  2. Christinecedar

    Christinecedar said, over 1 year ago

    Bunnista, Victoria rules!

  3. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 1 year ago

    It is amazing how few people can solve the simplest differential equation. The integral of dx/x is ln x – an exponential growth. And dx/x just says that the change in a quantity is proportional to the quantity – a percentage % of it.

    So, when one un-named political party goes on and on about Social Security crisis, there will ALWAYS be a crisis, as long as the payout is a %age of the payment (as it is by law). The smaller that %age, the longer before the infinity, but it will ALWAYS happen.

    Our entire society is set up on such a scheme – building permits in Boulder CO issued are a %age of the existing buildings; ergo eventually Boulder will be infinitely big. The number of people born each year is proportional to the number of people who breed (ie exist); ergo eventually infinite people. Taxes are a %age of – you get the idea.

    Urban planners are taught to deal with this growth, not to control it. That is the fundamental flaw of our current society.

  4. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As we know, you can’t have infinite growth on a finite planet.

    Today the crisis of overproduction has become acute and the system is maxed out. It’s reaching the end of all physical limits. In 2010, David Bianco, the head of U.S. equity strategy at Bank of America, said: “Cash is piling up faster than companies can figure out what to do with it.”

    They deserve our deepest sympathy.

    In 2011, US corporations were sitting on $1.6 trillion in cash. They’re desperate to invest it, but there’s nowhere profitable to put it. Tycoons like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are begging to be taxed and are giving away billions of dollars. Of course philanthropy generates profits too, so the system ends up further saturated. The machine is grinding to a halt.

  5. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    “Taking it out of their pockets”?!? How?!? Why do they have any claim to the CEO’s billions?

  6. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 1 year ago

    What sort of savage believes that, by not being allowed to steal from others, he is somehow being cheated?!?

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    What sort of savage believes its all right for an individual to steal all you can get at the expense of the masses.

  8. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This is probably a vast over simplification but it seems that there are two schools of thought. The one that originated in ancient Greece or Rome that states that there is only so much wealth and if one person gets it another can’t have it. Then there is the more recent idea that a rising tide floats all of the boats which actually makes more sense. However, the concept that we are screwing ourselves out of space has some validity also. Soliant green anyone?

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Where did Marx & Engels talk about shooting people?

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    So you agree that the premise is correct? You cannot have infinite growth on a finite planet.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Harrison_Bergeron

    Why does the CEO have claims to all those billions. What did he do for the company that the workers who made that product didn’t?

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Norman Baron

    But the rising tide only floats the yachts and the rest drown.

  13. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Again, how is it that a rich person is “stealing” it, by keeping some of the wealth that THEY created in the first place; yet taking it from him by violence is not?!? He creates a business that employs people who would otherwise have no income, and no means of survival, yet somehow he is a "thief’?!?

  14. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    He created it. He runs it. He makes all those jobs possible in the first place.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Harrison_Bergeron

    Greed, envy, ignorance and bigortry are the fundamental elements of conservative ideology. If you actually look you will see world wide that CEOs get smaller salaries than American CEOs who stack the boardrooms with people who vote for their own salary increases. The country is going backward due to greed at the top. It used to be you could work and get health benfits and raises. The middle class is failing, Wall Mart dumps its employees onto medicare rather than provide anything. Its done by the quarter to give the business more profit.
    Ok, you don’t have to work for him and it is the CEOs legal right to steal all he can but when it is destroying the country and economy it is morally reprehensible.

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