Here's what I see (maybe some one here can help me out with this if I'm missing something):
The world is full of people doing shit jobs for shit money. They work at McDonalds, as janitors/garbagemen, the night shift at the 24hr supermarket or gas station, they make running shoes and iPads for a dollar a day (or much less), etc... They can never get rich because their wage is not high enough and there are not enough hours in the day at that rate, even if you could somehow work all 24 of them. Actually, fuck getting rich; they usually can't break even.
Therefore, all these people should quit these shit jobs and get better ones -- ones that lead to wealth: lawyer, doctor, marketing director, CFO, director of mining exploration, top 20 tennis player, actor, pop star, etc.
Except that even rich people like Big Macs. And what's the good of being rich if you can't get gas at 3 in the morning because no one wants that shitty job (for that matter, you can't get gas at any time without getting out of your car and pumping it yourself -- and what fun is that when you're rich? Isn't the point to pay some asshole to do that for you?). And I don't care how good the surgeons, anesthesiologists, OB-GYNs and others are at that hospital; if no one is going to clean the piss and wash the sheets and wipe everything down with disinfectant, patients are going to be dying of infections.
So if we're going to pay janitors, garbage collectors, gas station attendants, factory workers, burger flippers etc a really, really high wage -- so someone will actually choose to take those jobs -- this will make the cost of Big Macs, gasoline, NIKEs and iPads prohibitively high -- too high even for the rich.
I don't know, maybe I'm dumb. But to my eye, we live in a system where there have to be losers in order for there to be winners.
wow, two weeks and no responses. I'm disappointed -- I thought we had some economics experts on this forum.
it wasn't a trolling post; I genuinely can't figure out how everyone
can make lots of money.