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    Boy Howdy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    I know of are least one business offering $17/hr and they STILL can’t get people to come to work.
    For some people if there is enough $$ coming in for basic existence they will not endeavor to do more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    I know of are least one business offering $17/hr and they STILL can’t get people to come to work.
    For some people if there is enough $$ coming in for basic existence they will not endeavor to do more.
    South Carolina stopped paying out CARES Act benefits a month ago, so clearly it isn't the COVID relief benefits that are the problem. Maybe the people who got laid off a year ago found other employment in more stable industries, or maybe restarting the economy isn't an instantaneous process.

    https://www.live5news.com/2021/07/29...ment-benefits/

    As it happens, I'm an employer who pays about $17 an hour, and this hasn't been a problem for me. Of course, I kept paying employee wages even when we were shut down, and I've always had the philosophy that while I can't afford to pay my people better than my competitors, I can afford to treat them better.

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    Maybe the pendulum has swung too far just now because various factors have come along to knock a wheel off the economic apple cart. It was not long ago that the pendulum was on the other end of its arc. Some people suffer in either extreme. Capitalism is bound to run to extremes unless the system is under tight dictates. Dictatorship is bound to result in extreme as well. Which system is better for the most people? Neither one is good and the best economic system is a balanced mix as a few national economies have arrived at but they will always come under attack by either or both extremes who are not satisfied with the average doing well.

    Any stability is illusory as those favoring one extreme or the other will find an opportunity to tilt things in their favor. We in the USA have been lucky that our balances have held this far. Wolves at the gate have found cracks in the foundation of our institutions and the resulting inflection points will force us in other directions. The present logjam in our government cannot be sustained as it results in weakness that the wolves will find. Neither I nor anyone knows which direction will be taken but I hope there will be liberty for the masses gaining strength. I don't mean the false knee jerk "liberty" being shouted by every ignorant flag waver trying to take over what remains of the truest liberty sought in our founding charters.

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    "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    I may not be alone in thinking that $17/hour is an insult not a job.
    Life is complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    I may not be alone in thinking that $17/hour is an insult not a job.
    I am a professional woodworker of very broad experience and deep, too, in certain areas.

    A couple of Winters ago, I got desperate enough to look for a job, and every single offer was just such an insult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandlapper View Post
    Maybe the pendulum has swung too far just now because various factors have come along to knock a wheel off the economic apple cart. It was not long ago that the pendulum was on the other end of its arc. Some people suffer in either extreme. Capitalism is bound to run to extremes unless the system is under tight dictates. Dictatorship is bound to result in extreme as well. Which system is better for the most people? Neither one is good and the best economic system is a balanced mix as a few national economies have arrived at but they will always come under attack by either or both extremes who are not satisfied with the average doing well.

    Any stability is illusory as those favoring one extreme or the other will find an opportunity to tilt things in their favor. We in the USA have been lucky that our balances have held this far. Wolves at the gate have found cracks in the foundation of our institutions and the resulting inflection points will force us in other directions. The present logjam in our government cannot be sustained as it results in weakness that the wolves will find. Neither I nor anyone knows which direction will be taken but I hope there will be liberty for the masses gaining strength. I don't mean the false knee jerk "liberty" being shouted by every ignorant flag waver trying to take over what remains of the truest liberty sought in our founding charters.
    Well said.

    I have often espoused the idea that capitalism is the best economic form of government... but unregulated capitalism is by far the worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    Well said.

    I have often espoused the idea that capitalism is the best economic form of government... but unregulated capitalism is by far the worst.
    Norm, I beg to differ with you. Capitalism is an economic policy. Democracy, or Republican Democracy is a form of government. The economic policies developed in the Scandinavian Countries (a blend of capitalism and socialism) appear to apply the needed strictures to capitalism that tend to ensure economic stability.
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    Sounds like you fellas have enough ammunition to start another coupla threads!


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    Nova Scotia goes to the polls today to elect a new Provincial legislature. Cartoonist Bruce McKinnon's take:

    McKinnon cartoon 17 Aug 2021.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    Why is DeSantis in there twice?

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    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    South Carolina stopped paying out CARES Act benefits a month ago, so clearly it isn't the COVID relief benefits that are the problem. Maybe the people who got laid off a year ago found other employment in more stable industries, or maybe restarting the economy isn't an instantaneous process.

    https://www.live5news.com/2021/07/29...ment-benefits/

    As it happens, I'm an employer who pays about $17 an hour, and this hasn't been a problem for me. Of course, I kept paying employee wages even when we were shut down, and I've always had the philosophy that while I can't afford to pay my people better than my competitors, I can afford to treat them better.
    The business I’m referring to happens to be in both SC and Michigan. My neighbor and his wife own it. They are having more difficulty recruiting in Michigan.
    Some businesses here are slowly returning to desired employment levels, though national chain restaurants seem to be lagging the most. I recently experienced this in Houston as well.
    State street Brats in Madison WI was well staffed and well stocked!

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    Do people actually eat those?
    (I presume it is not a political cartoon)

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    Not a cartoon at all. A good bratwurst is a wonderful thing, although a steady diet of them probably won't lead to a long and healthy life. (Better without mustard IMHO.) There were a lot of German immigrants to Wisconsin.
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    Needs saurkraut.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    Needs saurkraut.
    Yes indeed.
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    So how about some cartoons, guys?

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    So we had a provincial election, as noted in the cartoon posted above (post #3133), and The Other Guys won. In fact, they creamed the incumbents. So this morning's McKinnon cartoon showed the election results (for those who note such things, up here the Conservatives sport blue ties and the Liberals wear red):

    McKinnon cartoon 19 Aug 2021.jpg
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    Nah, mostly finger-pointing over the difficulties in delivering health care with a small budget available, and in times of a pandemic. A little bit about whether rugged seaside areas should be sold to golf course developers (no, not that golf course developer) or made into provincial parks or nature reserves, and some about education. But mostly about healthcare.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Nah, mostly finger-pointing over the difficulties in delivering health care with a small budget available, and in times of a pandemic. A little bit about whether rugged seaside areas should be sold to golf course developers (no, not that golf course developer) or made into provincial parks or nature reserves, and some about education. But mostly about healthcare.
    Thanks.

    I figured it would be better to just read about and save the thread from non-cartoon content but you were too quick.

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    You would not enjoy Nietzsche, sir. He is fundamentally unsound. P.G. Wodehouse (Carry On, Jeeves)

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    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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