neverfail wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:42 am
cassowary wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:48 am
You were very angry when I said getting three men to do the work of four is a good thing. You got angry that the fourth men lost his job and may even end up in a divorce. You got angry that the three men ended up doing more work.
You attribute to me (above) an emotion that I assure you I did not experience.
Mild exasperation when dealing with a block head who thinks he has nothing to learn should never be mistaken for outright anger Cass.
Don't you agree?
OK. So you were not angry. But why were you exasperated at my alleged blockheadedness? I thought what I said was correct. Productivity led to the rise of human civilization. It brings prosperity. Productivity entails getting fewer men and other resources to achieve the same outcome as before.
So if 3 men can do the work previously done by 4, you no longer need the 4th person. This seems to have exasperated you greatly. After the 4th person (the least efficient person) gets retrenched, that is not the end of the story. He may get another job to earn a living.
Suppose, he is a good cook. So he might start a humble hot dog stand in a food court. Initially, he earns less than before in his old job because he is new at it. But suppose over time, his stand becomes popular and he is very profitable. He saves up the money and soon he is able to open a cafe and later a big restaurant. He ends up doing better than before he lost his old job.
The old work he was doing before he got retrenched still got done this time by 3 men. But now, society benefits from the production of delicious food that it did not have before. That is the capitalist (right-wing) way. Always think positively. Never give up. In the end, society benefits.
Of course, things may turn out different. He goes on the dole. Instead of trying out a new job, he stays home and grumbles at capitalism being unfair to him. Society has to support him. Taxes paid by his old colleagues and millions of others go to pay the dole for him and others. That is the Socialist (left-wing) way. Always blame others. Society becomes poorer.
Remember. Always think positively. That is the way to success. Read the book, "The Power of Positive Thinking
If more people read Norman Vincent Peale's book, society will be richer and there will be fewer leftists.