Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 3 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. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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.

  3. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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.

  4. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This is actually getting funny.

  5. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, over 3 years ago

    The problem is crony capitalism

  6. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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.”

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