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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 10, 2013, 02:55 PM

21. Well.... what I think is...

If you want people to work hard they have to have a reason to do so and a lot of the time money isn't it. That's just the way it is.

However, if you want people in general to buy things, you have to pay them, and typically you have to pay them more than the amount that people who hire them want to.

If you want people to have plans for the future and build up a useful store of capital you have to have a minimum wage so people can plan. I think there should be a series of tiered "minimum wages" for various kinds of work, starting with something acceptable to ordinary human dignity at the bottom, and I think adjustments to these tiers, if they are ever made, should be made such that the bottom layer is protected... Also these tiers should obviously be pegged to inflation.

So you would have "anyone doing any work at all gets X", "anyone responsible for organising people gets Y" and so on.

If you can think of a way of dealing with profit making organisations so that they stop wanting people to do more for less money I'll be interested to know what it is....

I also believe there should be a maximum wage. But I'm somewhat alone in that and I'm not sure 100% of the time that it's a great idea. Sometimes it seems good, sometimes it doesn't.

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