Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. Rad-ish

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

    Besides, you would have to pay the Value Added Tax.

  2. rick scott

    rick scott GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Second grade level attempt to teach socialism. Neither informative or amusing. This strip will go next time I edit my list. Wonder if anyone buys her stuff? Other than Huf-Po or Mother Jones?

  3. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, over 1 year ago

    She’s just naive. We were like this in the 60s in college.

  4. rick scott

    rick scott GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @timrinaldo

    Point taken, but this is a different world. More competitive. When you level the playing field now, you establish mediocrity as the norm.

  5. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 1 year ago

    So? Go ahead and make it yourself then, without involving that evil dirty capitalist who contributes nothing to your welfare. O what’s that? You can’t? You can’t produce that on your own, without that evil dirty capitalist to provide you with the materials to do so? You don’t say!

  6. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In our example, let’s pretend that wages are $50 a day. This is basically tied to (in general) the amount needed to “reproduce” the worker (that the worker needs to subsist from day-to-day and replenish the class with more workers). And let’s pretend that the other costs associated with production —the materials and the depreciation of machinery, rent for the factory and other inputs –are also $50 per day, which adds up to $100 of total costs.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @rick scott

    Looks like elementary Capitalism to me. If you can’t earn a wage good enough to buy the product you make then something is wrong with the system.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Harrison_Bergeron

    Capitalism is dangerous when only a few benefit from what the many contribute.

  9. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I was typing merrily away when, all of a sudden, I was back on the main comic page. The last time that happened I re-typed the whole message but that upset Night-Gaunt 49 so I will wrap up what I started and hope that the first part is floating around somewhere in cyberspace and ends up back here.

    The pattern is that we ship our business overseas for cheap labor but when the labor gets too expensive we go somewhere else. But if one looks at the globe there aren’t too many somewhere elses to go, except Africa. Having spent a fair amount of time on that continent I wish the companies well since the corruption there is worse than anyghing that the Asians have even started to think of.

  10. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The thing is nobody starts a business, builds a factory, etc. just to break even. Running a business at a profit is hard work. There is the damn government to deal with, the unions (if unionized), attorneys to be tolerated and paid exorbinant amounts of money, insurance, the list goes on and on. If workers don’t like there wages then they can ban together and demand more money. When that happens then the business might move overseas. Trouble is there is less and less overseas to move to. At first it was central AMerica, then Indonesia and Thailand, now its China. The cyclce is the same. The governments ot the third world counteries welcome whatever industry want to take advantage of their low cost labor. After a while the workers start saying, “American workers get three times what we do for doing the same job, we want more money.” By this time the company has gotten tired of the whole thing, especially the endless bribing

  11. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Norman Baron, ya hit the nail on the head.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Norman Baron

    Don’t blame me for what you do. And as for “upset” that is your mistaken impression. Carry on.

  13. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Like many radical leftists, you seem not to understand the difference between “capitalism” and “corporatism”. Or perhaps you DO understand, and are trying to conflate the two deliberately.

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