2019 Nov 3, 8:50pm
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When even the most spendthrift person gets penalized when trying to compete in a market with jumped-up prices fueled overwhelmingly by excessive financialization? That person can't walk away. This includes autos, houses, rents, and medical care, haven't you noticed?
if we trace the flow of money, it still ends up in the pockets of just a few rich owners. The company town has simply become larger, encompassing an entire nation, fragmenting into multiple names and subsidiaries to give people the illusion of choice.From the workers perspective, we are still living in a company town, trading our labor for money that we must then use to purchase our family’s basic necessities. If we’ve not played the game right, we can be evicted and our families put out on the streets should we lose our jobs.It would appear as though the rich and powerful of this nation have succeeded in turning the economy into their own perfect system, one in which they make money off of our labors and then make money off of our purchases. They even have us chasing the illusion of happiness fed to us through non-stop advertising, warping our understanding of self-worth to benefit their profits.There is a way out, but it isn’t easy.
The company town has simply become larger, encompassing an entire nation
Home prices are too damned high because of stupid density and land use restrictions and codes that go beyond safety.Seriously, it should be impossible to regulate square footage beyond 300 on rural properties."Oh, you can't build in this rural area unless it's 2000+ sq Ft even though it's the middle of nowhere and a 45-minute drive to the nearest city of over 50,000 people!" BS.When I saw SFHs just 2-3 blocks from Disney/Anaheim Convention Center was, I immediately found California's problem. Nowhere in the nation is such a high-attraction area surrounded by SFH immediately in all directions. Which is why nowhere has California's housing problem.Is it safe? Yep.Is it large enough not to have the bed at least 4 feet from the toilet and oven? Yep.Then build it.Places like Florida get a lot of flak, but you can buy and build anything 800+ square feet pretty much anywhere without too much bullshit.
Liberal_in_blackface saysNobody is forced to live, drive, get medical care where debt is necessary to do soRight...on Planet What The Fuck World Do You Live On?
Nobody is forced to live, drive, get medical care where debt is necessary to do so
When I saw SFHs just 2-3 blocks from Disney/Anaheim Convention Center was, I immediately found California's problem. Nowhere in the nation is such a high-attraction area surrounded by SFH immediately in all directions. Which is why nowhere has California's housing problem.
3. At least with slavery owners paid large upfront costs to acquire the slave. They had incentive to keep him healthy. Nowadays when your slave gets sick you just fire him and get another, nice!
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