Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, over 3 years ago

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

  2. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 3 years 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!

  3. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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.

  4. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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.

  5. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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

  6. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

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

  7. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 3 years ago

    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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