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43 minutes ago, Lou said:

Please tell me that it didn't take more than 45 minutes to find that guy. 

It probably took 45 minutes just to get him in the back of the pickup truck.

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10 minutes ago, Lou said:

I'll take the OVER 

Ok, 45 minutes, just to get him off the bed.  Although it might also be 45 minutes just to figure out how to get him off the bed.

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/the-bernie-sanders-fallacy/ar-BBZ2eCu?ocid=spartandhp

This is a golden age for “Theyism.” This is the belief that there is some malevolent, elite “they” out there and “they” are destroying life for the rest of us.

Sanders starts with a truth: Workers need more bargaining power as they negotiate wages with their employers. But then he blows this up into an all-explaining ideology: Capitalism is a system of exploitation in which capitalist power completely dominates worker power. This ideology crashes against the facts.

As Michael Strain of the American Enterprise Institute puts it, capitalism is doing what it’s supposed to do. It’s rewarding productivity with pay, and some people and companies are more productive. If you improve worker bargaining power, that may help a bit, but over the long run people can’t earn what they don’t produce.

This appears to be lost in the discussion of pay equality and that is productive equality; you have to bring something to the table to be of value, not just clock in for your hours. Theyism for Sanders is our entire economy is flawed because there is money to be made and that is being controlled by the elite but neglects to consider people like Gates, Zukerberg or Musk were not the elite when they started their mega corporations. They worked for it and it worked for them. Those drawing pay from their work product shouldn't expect to receive benefits disproportional to their production. 

 

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Are we going to start assigning WAR numbers to people? For example, if you're Adam, you're basically the Mike Trout of the working world, so you average about 9.8 workers above replacement a year. But if you work at McDonald's, you're at about 0.6 WAR per year at best, which is replacement level. 

Stradling is a great worker too. He had a 6.7 WAR in 2019, however fWAR (Fry workers above replacement) had him at 4.9 because his fries suck.

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1 hour ago, tdawg87 said:

Are we going to start assigning WAR numbers to people? For example, if you're Adam, you're basically the Mike Trout of the working world, so you average about 9.8 workers above replacement a year. But if you work at McDonald's, you're at about 0.6 WAR per year at best, which is replacement level. 

Stradling is a great worker too. He had a 6.7 WAR in 2019, however fWAR (Fry workers above replacement) had him at 4.9 because his fries suck.

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