+ Reply to Thread
Page 39 of 69 FirstFirst ... 29343536373839404142434449 ... LastLast
Results 571 to 585 of 1024

Thread: Philosophers have something to say

  1. #571
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default




    Yeah, right. Weekly income after tax: $850

    Less rent inc utilities $350 Car inc insurance etc $150 Food $180
    Entertainment inc videos, clubs, movies, strip joints etc $130

    Girlfriend $150 Drugs, alcohol abuse $450 Casino addiction $990 Escort girls, hookers $400

    N0rmon Watt's BJ site subs $2 Church plate $1 Donations to charity (street bums) $20

    Racehorse betting addiction $750 Online betting casino games, sports bookie etc $900

    Hey wait, that's about five grand already per week. Sumthin wrong somewhere...

  2. #572
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default


  3. #573
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default


  4. #574
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default


  5. #575
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default


  6. #576
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    posting from Bethesda, MD
    Posts
    13,912

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    It might bankrupt McDonalds.

    Why all this salary envy? That's for the stockholders and the board of directors to decide. And how do you know what this man does with his salary? He may give most of it to charity, but that's his choice, not ours.

    It's probably time to raise the MW a small amount, or maybe tie it to the cost of living so that it rises automatically. But at this point in time, $15 for unskilled labor is a bit high, don't you think? Training and education are the key to better paying jobs. For the handicapped, that is a case for families and local and state government to lend a hand. I have a friend who has been making less than $11 an hour for 30 years or more, his brains scrambled by drug usage in his youth. He works seven days a week. He can't handle a higher paying job and his family does help out, supplementing his rent. He did have health care insurance but found it too expensive, and still so even with O-care. If they raised his salary to $15 he'd probably lose his job to someone smarter, but lazy, who would take it from him.
    Last edited by aslan; January 4th, 2015 at 05:05 PM.
    Aslan 11/1/90 - 6/15/10 Stormy 1/22/95 -8/23/10
    “There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church,
    but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”
    Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

    “It takes a very long time to become young.” Pablo Picasso

  7. #577
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    It might bankrupt McDonalds.

    Why all this salary envy? That's for the stockholders and the board of directors to decide. And how do you know what this man does with his salary? He may give most of it to charity, but that's his choice, not ours.

    It's probably time to raise the MW a small amount, or maybe tie it to the cost of living so that it rises automatically. But at this point in time, $15 for unskilled labor is a bit high, don't you think? Training and education are the key to better paying jobs. For the handicapped, that is a case for families and local and state government to lend a hand. I have a friend who has been making less than $11 an hour for 30 years or more, his brains scrambled by drug usage in his youth. He works seven days a week. He can't handle a higher paying job and his family does help out, supplementing his rent. He did have health care insurance but found it too expensive, and still so even with O-care. If they raised his salary to $15 he'd probably lose his job to someone smarter, but lazy, who would take it from him.
    Min adult salary in Australia is $16-87 hour... includes all McDonalds...
    <16 years: 36.8% $6.21
    16 years: 47.3% $7.98
    17 years: 57.8% $9.75
    18 years: 68.3% $11.52
    19 years: 82.5% $13.92
    20 years: 97.7% $16.48

  8. #578
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    posting from Bethesda, MD
    Posts
    13,912

    Default The Australian Minimum Wage Myth

    The Australian Minimum Wage Myth

    Posted by John Stossel | July 13, 2012


    A few weeks ago, the Australian government raised minimum wage to A$15 an hour (about $15.30 USD). It's more than double the federal minimum wage in the United States.

    Statists say that Australia is proof that minimum wage laws help workers. They point to Australia's 5.1% unemployment rate. On my last show, Steven Greenhouse, the author of "The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker" said "the economy of Australia probably, right now, is doing better than the economy of the United States."

    But statists ignore the details.

    Most people who earn minimum wage are young, unskilled workers. How are they doing in Australia?

    In June, Australia's unemployment rate for workers age 15 to 19 was 16.5%.

    Last December, 63% of all jobs lost were jobs for young, unskilled Australians.

    It's simple: when the price of something goes up, people buy less. So when the price of labor goes up, employers hire less.

    When the Wall Street Journal reported the minimum wage increase in Australia, it called the law "a victory for unions." But that seems strange because union workers normally make more than minimum wage.

    But it is a victory for unions because union bosses know that raising the minimum wage reduces competition from unskilled labor. Union support for minimum wage laws is entirely self-serving.

    The unseen consequences of minimum wage laws are the millions of poor, disadvantaged people who don't have job opportunities. In the United States, it hurts poor people and inner-city minorities. In Australia, it hurts young workers.

    Australia is an example of how minimum wage helps some groups, and hurts others. Even in a good economy, the young, inexperienced workers are left out.
    Aslan 11/1/90 - 6/15/10 Stormy 1/22/95 -8/23/10
    “There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church,
    but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”
    Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

    “It takes a very long time to become young.” Pablo Picasso

  9. #579
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    posting from Bethesda, MD
    Posts
    13,912

    Default

    The article above may be dated, but it points out that minimum wage is not a panacea for all our wage woes. In some ways it exacerbates the problem. I hope the Australian government finds some way to help the younger, unskilled workers, or is that what they were doing by the lower MW for younger Australians as in the chart given by Katz. So, does that mean that the largest part of those benefiting by MW don't get the full MW offered to Australians?
    Aslan 11/1/90 - 6/15/10 Stormy 1/22/95 -8/23/10
    “There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church,
    but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”
    Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

    “It takes a very long time to become young.” Pablo Picasso

  10. #580
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default His Lucky Day


  11. #581
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default

    Last edited by Katz; January 4th, 2015 at 11:16 PM.

  12. #582
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default


  13. #583
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default

    Last edited by Katz; February 7th, 2015 at 03:19 PM.

  14. #584
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default

    Last edited by Katz; February 7th, 2015 at 04:10 PM.

  15. #585
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    In the YO
    Posts
    15,587

    Default

    Last edited by zengrifter; February 8th, 2015 at 12:57 AM.

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Philosophers and Philosophy
    By ace157 in forum ZenZone General Discussion
    Replies: 180
    Last Post: August 20th, 2015, 03:48 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts