Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, almost 3 years ago

    I guess I’d like to know what you think capitalism should be replaced with? I experienced Soviet-style communism first hand. It was not pretty.

  2. Erik Johnson

    Erik Johnson GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s worse than you think, Stephanie. Workers are also competing with machines – even if the workers strike and win higher wages, that will just cause some entrepreneur to invent a machine that can do the job for less. Manual labor will always be in surplus. If you want them to have a better life, tell them to have fewer kids and makes them stay in school and learn a marketable skill. Unskilled labor will always pay too little, even under communism!

  3. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ Erik Johnson, dude you just wasting you time. Stephanie lives in Never Never land, not reality.

  4. Marc

    Marc said, almost 3 years ago

    Yet, if you look at the kibbutz movement today, most of them have incorporated capitalist principles to become a hybrid of collectivism and capitalism.

  5. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, almost 3 years ago

    sigh – capitalism has increased the health, well being, living standard, and overall happiness for literally billions of people across the world. no other economic or political system can remotely approach it. It’s not perfect, but Steffie-style socialism would be and has been a disaster for the poor slobs that would be or have been inflicted with it. We used to romanitcize “the workers” back in the 60s in college. Turned out to be naive bullshit.

  6. Erik Johnson

    Erik Johnson GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Redkaycei – Actually, I find it is liberals/progressives that are afraid of the future. Between climate scare tactics and overpopulation/running out of food or water, there’s always some emergency that only the wise government can save us from. What BS. Free Enterprise practiced by free people will innovate out of any so-called crisis. Case in point – I have a copy of a full page ad taken out by an environmental group warning that we are running out of energy and destroying the planet by going after ever-harder to get resources. What were they talking about? WOOD! We were burning up the western US forests to power steam locomotives. But, when that got too expensive, we found this amazing stuff called coal. The ad was from a paper in the 1870’s. Now of course, we switched to diesel because it was more efficient than coal. Soon the railroads will switch again to natural gas – prototype locomotives are already running for BNSF and Union Pacific. Capitalism is the most efficient allocator of scarce resources – and almost everything is scare by definition (if it has a price, that price is what rations it. Air has no price (so far), so it is not scarce). Stephanie’s problem is that unskilled labor is plentiful, therefore low price.

  7. OlderAndFoolish 1

    OlderAndFoolish 1 said, almost 3 years ago

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