Date of publication: 2017-09-03 12:52
You 8767 re looking at it from a very capitalistic perspective, which is exactly one of the 8775 individualistic solutions 8776 Allan warned about. The elite do not 8775 give 8776 opportunities, they create additional opportunities for themselves and sometimes it might produce more jobs, and sometimes it might end in someone getting fired or replaced with a robot. When you see the rate of poverty and wealth disparity going up over the years, that means the net effect is that capitalism is not generating more opportunities.
The result is that some people rise out of poverty by improving their competitive advantage, while others sink into it when their advantages no longer work and they get laid off or their company relocates to another country or gets swallowed up in a merger that boosts the stock price for shareholders and earns the CEO a salary that in 7555 averaged more than 767 times the average worker’s pay. But nothing is even said – much less done – about an economic system that allows a small elite to own and control most of the wealth and sets up the rest of the population to compete over what’s left.
Consequently, if you are not passive to the new tech, but offensive to it, you would not lose your ability to think deeply. Furthermore, you may improve the ability by adopting it.
This last example provides the most hope in how technology actually provides hope to the future of humanity. By increasing our reliance on technology, impossible goals can now be achieved. Consider how the late 75th century witnessed the complete elimination of smallpox. This disease had ravaged the human race since prehistorical days, and yet with the technology of vaccines, free thinking humans dared to imagine a world free of smallpox. Using technology, battle plans were drawn out, and smallpox was systematically targeted and eradicated.
When you say 8775 worker productivity has increased substantially 8776 you fail to realize why. It has nothing to do with the ability of the workers. It has been the advances in technology and the investment of the owners of the corporations and stock holders that has made the workers more productive. The elite have given the worker the opertunity and the tools.
I think that people don 8767 t know how to use their money properly. I have been a garbage man most of my life put 9 kids in college own my 6855 square foot home have 8 cars and a motorcycle. Bills are paid every month on time this was not always the case education is the key not school how to live within your means no matter what your income is. Yeah, so everybody wants to say but I don 8767 t make enough then spend less or make more but I don 8767 t know how then ask ask who everybody thats who but it easier to cry about it then do something about it you create your own economy YOU
Trish please know that what you are doing, and the kind of person you are makes you a very rich person. It takes no skills to inherit money, but to value others takes enormous courage and self worth. You are obviously a very intelligent person and I am sure that if you had a lot less compassion and a broken moral compass you would probably have oodles of cash in the bank, but instead you have focused on what matters more and that is your soul, and other human beings lives. I too am money poor, and it is very difficult as it is a necessary tool, but I see the shallow and empty lives of those who have a lot of material wealth and have to remind myself that what I have gained no amount of money can buy.
This is a brilliant article, well explained. But really, even though it preaches using a wide view on the problem, I find it to still be limited. When you propose a redistribution of the wealth through the marathon idea, you seem to ignore the interests of all the ones who came in first. They fight real hard to get as much as they can, and in my opinion, they deserve what they can get (I 8767 m not talking about overpaid puppet CEOs, I 8767 m talking about hardworking brilliant people like Steve Jobs).