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Subject: Re: AOL and Earthlink and the economy
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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 13:07:32 GMT
,---- [ Todd Copeland posted: ]
| That's fine... but while your at it, don't buy clothing food
| or any thing else. At some point most of everything in an
| item comes from outside the US.
| What you need to be asking yourself is how much of what you
| spend _stays_ the the US. If $.05 on the dollar goes to pay
| Earthlink or AOL's Customer Service overhead and the rest
| stays in the US I'd say that it's not as big of a deal. That
| is, consider how much money of your monthly payment goes to
| supporting service/hardware inside the US.
Globalization is the goal here. The USA and perhaps Europe will feel
suffering while the rest of the world will feel the wonders of all we
take for granted. Basically things will equalize, I think. Capitalists
want a global economy because there are so many more pocketbooks to tap
into. They don't care if the average American can no longer afford to
own a car or go out to eat two or three times a week because they can
own a fleet of cars, eat out three times a day, spent time floating
around the North Atlantic on their yacht while the rest of us struggle
Not everyone can be on top in this game. In globalization, I think most
people will earn just enough income to survive, but it's income that
must be paid back to our ultimate employers, those who run the global
economy, for our basic needs. In effect, we'll be slaves. It would be
like Ted only wanting a bed and three squares a day. The only person he
can get it from is Bob. Bob pays Ted $10.00 a day to work around the
farm. Each meal provided by Bob costs Ted $2.00. The bed is $4.00 a
day. So at the end of the day, Ted has no money, but he's had his three
squares and a bed to sleep in. I think this is pretty much the
simplified version of the lifestyle of those working for minimum wage.
The only difference is that there are many different owners of these
properties, services and goods we buy or rent and use. Eventually these
properties and services will be owned by only a handful of people and
they will be the ones handing out the paychecks. You'll be paid exactly
what it costs to survive and nothing more, I imagine. I wouldn't be
surprised if people even lose their paychecks. Instead they'll just be
given a dormitory to live, eat and sleep in. All basic needs will be
provided for them. They just have to work eight hours a day at their
job. At that point, someone will own the world. I wonder who that
someone will be. Maybe Jesus. :-D Cuz once we get to that point, I
think money will have disappeared and people will be looking around and
wondering where the money went, and yet the people are still going to
work every day and their lights are on, their cupboard is stocked with
goodies. To think that greedy people are leading us down this path.
And what is money going to mean if only three people in the world have
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