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When you're poor, the little bit that is skimmed off the top of your paycheck allows more control over society for the rich person who already has their basics well covered than you can obtain, even if you manage to save that much after basic living expenses, which is itself highly unlikely, because you have neither the economy of scale or access to the most efficient means for using that money as they do.
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Re: how many of you postin' in this thread have been poor?

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henry quirk wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:04 am
henry quirk wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:38 pm
henry quirk wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:02 am🤔
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Re: how many of you postin' in this thread have been poor?

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henry quirk wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:35 am
henry quirk wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:04 am
henry quirk wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:38 pm
Even you, Henry, might be impoverished by fickle fortune.
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fickle fortune.

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When you're poor, keeping track of licenses for software you own is problematic, as you're likely to be tossed by the winds of fate physically as well as your belongings generally being subject to interference, disruption, and loss. At some point it only makes pragmatic sense to pirate, even if you've legitimately purchased the software, opening yourself up to legal problems.
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Re: how many of you postin' in this thread have been poor?

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Belinda wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:03 am
henry quirk wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:35 am
henry quirk wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:04 am
Even you, Henry, might be impoverished by fickle fortune.
I have been quite poor...by some measures, I'm poor now

my point: none of the posters in-thread have been or are

they comment on the subject like virgins comment on sex after readin' about it

all theory; no experience
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Even you, Henry, might be impoverished by fickle fortune.
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I have been quite poor...by some measures, I'm poor now

my point: none of the posters in-thread have been or are

they comment on the subject like virgins comment on sex after readin' about it

all theory; no experience
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It's quite magical how you have such magical knowledge of everyone here's circumstances, present and past.
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Re: how many of you postin' in this thread have been poor?

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Advocate wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:40 pm
henry quirk wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:17 pm
Belinda wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:03 am Even you, Henry, might be impoverished by fickle fortune.
I have been quite poor...by some measures, I'm poor now

my point: none of the posters in-thread have been or are

they comment on the subject like virgins comment on sex after readin' about it

all theory; no experience
It's quite magical how you have such magical knowledge of everyone here's circumstances, present and past.
have you been poor? are you poor?

incidentally, folks on the dole aren't poor, they're pets

are you a pet?
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KLewchuk wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:33 pm
Scott Mayers wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:32 pm
KLewchuk wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:32 am

It wasn't arrogant; I didn't say that "I" had a high IQ. If research shows that IQ is correlated with wealth creation, it is no more biased that also pointing out that certain personality types are also correlated with wealth creation.

A "force that locks in one's poverty regardless of will". Oh ma gerd; a marxist. We shouldn't be so quick to dispense with personal differences and ascribe everything to "oppressive forces".
That is my quote, not Marx. This isn't about opinion but about fact. Or do you think believe that wealth lacks exponential advantage to gain more wealth with less input?


I think this "effort" narrative is simplistic and misguided.

Example 1: let's say that you do a job that pays $10/hr and I do one that pays $100. Clearly, it takes you 10 times more effort to buy something worth $100. We are also not doing the same jobs. You may have stayed in the pubs and flunked uni while I am a cancer surgeon.

Example 2: lets say we both do a jobs that pay $10/hr but you work 1 hour a day and I work $10. It doesn't take you more effort than I to buy an item worth $100, I just chose to work longer to afford the $100 item.
If all people got paid AS they were actually worth, then you can have something to say. The reality is that IF you lack initial power in terms of the advantages that come with some form of inheritance, the one without is forced to labor (be a relative 'slave') to whomever they are supposedly so 'lucky' to work for. In a capitalist society, the vast majority who hire those on the bottom are right-wing businesses who believe intrinsically in EXPLOITING those with a relative disadvantage.

Note that if all people had no debt, there would be no money. Profit then requires exploiting means to make some indebted over others. And if you begin with nothing,...as someone 'poor' would entail, they are expected to bend over backwards for every dollar.
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Scott Mayers wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:56 am
KLewchuk wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:33 pm
Scott Mayers wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:32 pm
That is my quote, not Marx. This isn't about opinion but about fact. Or do you think believe that wealth lacks exponential advantage to gain more wealth with less input?


I think this "effort" narrative is simplistic and misguided.

Example 1: let's say that you do a job that pays $10/hr and I do one that pays $100. Clearly, it takes you 10 times more effort to buy something worth $100. We are also not doing the same jobs. You may have stayed in the pubs and flunked uni while I am a cancer surgeon.

Example 2: lets say we both do a jobs that pay $10/hr but you work 1 hour a day and I work $10. It doesn't take you more effort than I to buy an item worth $100, I just chose to work longer to afford the $100 item.
If all people got paid AS they were actually worth, then you can have something to say. The reality is that IF you lack initial power in terms of the advantages that come with some form of inheritance, the one without is forced to labor (be a relative 'slave') to whomever they are supposedly so 'lucky' to work for. In a capitalist society, the vast majority who hire those on the bottom are right-wing businesses who believe intrinsically in EXPLOITING those with a relative disadvantage.

Note that if all people had no debt, there would be no money. Profit then requires exploiting means to make some indebted over others. And if you begin with nothing,...as someone 'poor' would entail, they are expected to bend over backwards for every dollar.
You do know that most millionaires were born into poor families and received no inheritance at all don't you? From, "The Privileged:"
Most millionaires are self-made. "The overwhelming majority (79%) of millionaires in the U.S. did not receive any inheritance at all from their parents or other family members. While one in five millionaires (21%) received some inheritance, only 3% received an inheritance of $1 million or more."

"The majority of millionaires didn't even grow up around a lot of money. Eight out of 10 millionaires come from families at or below middle-income level."
...and since you have no idea what money is: "Money."

Whatever you have, and whatever you enjoy, if there were no millionaires you would have less and so would everyone else. Is that what you really want for everyone, to have less than they do now?

The poor are poor because they are bums who believe they deserve more just because they were born and do not have to work and produce anything of value and are jealous of all those who do the work of producing all the things the poor want. The ultimate law of justice is, "produce or die." Every human being living in this world who is not supporting himself by his own productive effort is a parasite sucking the life out of all those you despise, those who actually do something of value.
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