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cryofan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-04 09:19 AM
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58. suppose you own a business....
and you are facing gradually growing competition from some source. Does that mean when business that you may eventually lose walks through your door, you turn it away because, well, it's inevitable that you will lose it anyway, so why even bother?

We are workers of America are businesspeople. If we wish to fight for every dollar as long as we want to, or can, that is a logical desire and plan.

ANother thing: suppose this businessman have a choice of business A or business B. Business A provides $X and Business B provides $X. Business A requires N hours of work for $X and Business B requires N-K hours of work for $X. Should the number of hours required to obtain $X be a factor in choosing which business he/she will go into?

Not too put too fine a point on it, but education costs time and money, and time IS money.

Not too put too fine a point on it, but American workers have a business advantage: we have the largest and most easily accessible market. If your theoretical business A has a similar business adavantage over theoretical business B, would you advise theoretical business A to disregard that advantage? THat is what you are telling us to do. And the fact is that American workers are being propagandized to disregard and not take advantage of our inherent advantages, we are being propagandized to work longer for less money, we are being propagandized to invest money and time needlessly. We are being propagandized to disregard present profit because the source of that profit may someday disappear.

This is an old propaganda game: shorthand for it is "TINA": There Is No Alternative.
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