Originally Posted by ljocampo
China is a big market for Apple but Apple is a big part of China's economic growth. . . . We don't pay people not to work the US. That's a political fantasy. It's not as easy to get welfare or disability payments as you may think, and when one does, it's not much money to live on. IMO most people who can work in the US would rather make iPads on a assembly line than go on welfare.
And, a fantasy perpetrated by the top 1% and the politicians they purchase.
It is not just a humble opinion, ljocampo. It is fact. The nature of human beings is to be productive and when there are opportunities, the most productive times abound. Look at the thirty years just after WWII, the most productive times in history. Those times can come again but not when 1% owns a nation, its politicians and its discussion.
Good to see a thinking mind, ljocampo.
Heard a discussion of a young man writing an economics paper on the hierarchy of drug deals (NY city). He found that their pyramid structure followed that of any wealthy business: pay as little as possible to the street pedlars and pocket the wealth at the top*. The student who wrote the paper constantly had the low paid street (drug) pedlars asking him if he had any ins to janitor jobs at the university. Heart breaking story.
If there is honest work with an honest living wage, the vast majority of people will take it in preference to illicit occupations and definitely in preference to meagre handouts.
* and guess who most often gets caught and jailed.