Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, almost 2 years ago

    There’s an easy way around this – if you like the company you work for, then start buying stock in it. Save up a bit of dough each week, and every six months, buy a few shares. Gradually more and more of that top blue rectangle will end up in your pocket. Yes, you’ll have to skip that new big-screen TV each year, but that can easily be replaced by checking books out of the library – for FREE!

    DON’T like the company you work for? Then find one you DO appreciate. Can’t find any you appreciate? Start your own company. But don’t try to exploit your workers – see how that works for you. Pay them partly in your company’s stocks. Or, make them HATE your company, so they start their own.

  2. rick scott

    rick scott GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I own and manage a small business. It is obvious that Ms. McMillan hasn’t/doesn’t. Unless sketching cartoons which show erroneous proportions and omit some impactors is suddenly qualifies. Obviously Ms. Mc. learned business models from the same source from which I learned cooking: a book.

  3. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If the retailer is a monopoly, it can use its market power to dominate capitalists, to set its purchase price below the actual value of the commodity. This is one manifestation of imperialism, a way that surplus value is extracted from dominated countries. This puts pressure on the capitalist, who in turn intensifies pressure on the workers. Often, their wages are pushed below the amount required for survival. We see this happening with giant multinational retailers such as Walmart and Gildan.

  4. rick scott

    rick scott GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Redneck .45

    Well, after all, you ARE a redneck. Let your parents pay for four years of college, learn at the knee of liberal professors and all this will become clear as crystal.

  5. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Ah… hello. You have to also include the Merchant’s Fixed cost and labor costs. No way is his profit that large. All you have to do is look at all the glass and brick stores closing due to competition from internet retailers.

  6. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    This is actually getting funny.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago


    Most people aren’t buying big screen tvs. If they are lucky they sell what they have for rent.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    More like the revolutionary tree cutters goons working for the corporations to machine gun down anyone in their path.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Drug War is over half the camel in that tent.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Redneck .45

    No for a time, 1945-1980 businesses and their owners paid taxes in keeping with their earnings and the workers had rights of their own including getting paid in proportion to the profits. Not any more. The blooming of the Second Gilded Age is upon us and it isn’t through yet.

  11. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, almost 2 years ago

    The problem is crony capitalism

  12. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The diagram looks sort of like the nervous system of a polywog, but if I understand it correctly, the ones who pony up the money get the profits. The ones who work end up with very little. Maybe if they are lucky they end up with a bad back and workmen’s comp comes to the rescue.
    I attended a meeting once where the speaker (good ol’ southern boy) was speaking about owning and running outpatient medical facilities. A nurse in the audience became irrate and yelled,“You are just skimming off the cream.” To which the speaker replied, “Well sugar every bottle of milk has cream on it, its just a question of who gets it.”

  13. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Since the GC Moderator has seen fit to commit an act of fraud against me by first demanding, wrongfully, for me not to post to this comic, and secondly by removing my ability to post and deliberately, maliciously concealing it, I don’t see why I can’t post here where only the GC Moderator will see it and be angered by it. Your short-sightedness and your inability to be honest, let alone just, will be your downfall.
    Please remember that any action you take against me will be considered unjust retaliation, and is subject to civil penalties. Maybe criminal ones, depending on whether Federal law applies to this type of retail fraud. Want to make it personal? You won’t believe what it will cost you.

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