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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-03 05:43 PM
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49. No, they are NOT unsustainably high
You're telling me that an executive "earning" a million-dollar salary is more sustainable than a bunch of factory workers getting a living wage? Bushwah! If they were unsustainable the company would go under...and that is not the case. The current situation is that the jobs are going over-seas DESPITE earning a profit due to the removal of tariffs, slave labor and weak unions.

Your salary is predicated on the amount of power you hold on the negotiating table, not the wealth you produce for the company. The removal of tariffs have weakened the negotiating power of workers and manufacturers, to the detriment of the rest of the economy.
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  -Adam Smith's Invisible Slap brainshrub  Nov-17-03 01:07 PM   #0 
  - Adam Smith has been spinning in his grave for a long time now (nt)  jpgray   Nov-17-03 01:09 PM   #1 
  - How long before we shut down WalMarts?  benburch   Nov-17-03 01:11 PM   #3 
  - Isn't that anti-freedom? How would that be different from the  Silverhair   Nov-17-03 01:21 PM   #10 
  - We learn over time  Az   Nov-17-03 01:37 PM   #19 
  - Anti-Freedom? Whatta bunch of claptrap  htuttle   Nov-17-03 01:55 PM   #23 
     - I think Silverhair means  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 01:59 PM   #27 
        - Either you are terribly naive, or being purposely obtuse  htuttle   Nov-17-03 02:16 PM   #35 
           - I am neither...  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 02:20 PM   #36 
              - I see  htuttle   Nov-17-03 02:26 PM   #37 
                 - put it this way...  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 02:29 PM   #38 
                    - Sure, Got it...  htuttle   Nov-17-03 02:34 PM   #39 
                       - descending to definitions...  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 02:40 PM   #40 
                          - Actually it's called 'defining your terms'  redqueen   Nov-17-03 02:45 PM   #43 
                             - Right on! (nt)  brainshrub   Nov-17-03 06:33 PM   #51 
  - We also need to Unionize the stores.  brainshrub   Nov-17-03 02:01 PM   #28 
  - Adam Smith spinns in his grave every time  liberalhistorian   Nov-17-03 01:14 PM   #4 
  - doesn't WalMart or another buyer  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 01:11 PM   #2 
  - Yes, but that right ends when the rights of others are endangered (nt)  jpgray   Nov-17-03 01:16 PM   #5 
  - yeah...but the person in Milwaukee  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 01:18 PM   #7 
     - We have a right to work & a living wage.  brainshrub   Nov-17-03 01:33 PM   #16 
        - that may all be...  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 01:57 PM   #25 
           - No one has said he has a right to it.  redqueen   Nov-17-03 02:06 PM   #31 
           - post #5 pretty much says he has a right to it  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 02:10 PM   #32 
              - Have you taken logic?  redqueen   Nov-17-03 02:42 PM   #41 
                 - right....  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 02:44 PM   #42 
                    - LOL! n/t  redqueen   Nov-17-03 02:45 PM   #44 
           - Liberty is an undefinable term.  brainshrub   Nov-17-03 02:10 PM   #33 
              - I disagree..  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 02:13 PM   #34 
  - Do they have the right to force the prices lower?  lunabush   Nov-17-03 01:16 PM   #6 
  - if they can force the price lower by not buying..  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 01:19 PM   #8 
     - Right, but labor rights are much better here than in Mexico (nt)  jpgray   Nov-17-03 01:32 PM   #15 
        - that's true....  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 01:33 PM   #17 
           - It's perfectly relevant  jpgray   Nov-17-03 01:41 PM   #20 
              - pls see post #25 n/t  stopthegop   Nov-17-03 01:57 PM   #26 
              - What you're describing  redqueen   Nov-17-03 02:49 PM   #45 
                 - Race to the Bottom  Nederland   Nov-17-03 04:34 PM   #46 
                    - True. Let's make a deal  htuttle   Nov-17-03 04:59 PM   #47 
                    - Deal  Nederland   Nov-17-03 05:19 PM   #48 
                    - No, they are NOT unsustainably high  brainshrub   Nov-17-03 05:43 PM   #49 
                    - Please Read More Carefully  Nederland   Nov-18-03 12:41 PM   #53 
                       - That's the implication, though. No arguing that.  redqueen   Nov-18-03 06:35 PM   #55 
                    - U.S. factory wages are  liberalhistorian   Nov-17-03 06:03 PM   #50 
                       - Yes they are  Nederland   Nov-18-03 12:40 PM   #52 
                          - Can you say 'Duh'?  redqueen   Nov-18-03 06:38 PM   #56 
  - They sure do  Rex   Nov-17-03 01:22 PM   #11 
  - markets are constantly manipulated  el_gato   Nov-17-03 01:29 PM   #14 
  - The REAL Adam Smith.  denverbill   Nov-17-03 01:20 PM   #9 
  - Notice how very liberal and progressive he  liberalhistorian   Nov-17-03 01:24 PM   #12 
  - Hey, thanks a lot for posting these.  jpgray   Nov-17-03 01:25 PM   #13 
     - Some other DU'er posted them long ago.  denverbill   Nov-17-03 01:34 PM   #18 
        - Mr. Smith, Sir  The Magistrate   Nov-17-03 02:04 PM   #30 
  - Excellent post on Adam Smith. Thank you.  Redleg   Nov-17-03 01:45 PM   #21 
  - It took me about a year to read Wealth Of Nations.  brainshrub   Nov-17-03 01:56 PM   #24 
  - 4 years of Bush and 10 years for "free trade" is enough  HereSince1628   Nov-17-03 01:47 PM   #22 
  - On that note, please read the FTAA thread re: demonstrators in Miami (n/t)  redqueen   Nov-17-03 02:03 PM   #29 
  - Destroying not only America, but other nations too..  lostnfound   Nov-19-03 12:05 AM   #58 
  - kick (nt)  brainshrub   Nov-18-03 06:31 PM   #54 
  - Being a unemployed steelworker I understand  Ksec   Nov-18-03 06:46 PM   #57 
     - And they are squeezing every last bit of air from the US economy  lostnfound   Nov-19-03 12:12 AM   #59 
  - The Wealth of Nations?  Cascadian   Nov-19-03 12:18 AM   #60 
 

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