From: New Earth
Assuming we are talking about someone just getting started that does not initially have enough money to make long term investments your success depends on two things. Availability, and Allowance. Availability refers to a position allowing more money to flow in. This occurs when someone dies, moves up higher up the chain, or loses that position. If this does not occur, there is no chance for success short of circumstances out of your power. Simply put, if a position is not available, it doesn't matter how hard you work. That isn't supposed to be the case, and this is partly an issue with the fact that the entire system was designed during a time period when their weren't as many people all vying for the same positions. There were plenty of opportunities, and the rich were not so greedy. The second thing, Allowance refers to the people who benefit from the companies bottom line. Such as CEO's. They make the decision to allow some of their potential income to be distributed to employees. If an employer wants to make a million dollars, and he makes 1 million, 100 thousand dollars and he has no other expenses and isn't inclined to skim from the top then he will allocate 100 thousand dollars to employee expenses. If this means some poor entry level employee has to be laid off, then that poor guy is SOL despite the fact that the employer had plenty of money to pay to keep that guy on. Yes the problem is greed, and greed is the reason why capitalism has failed and our economy is permanently crippled because ones success is no longer determined by hard work, and instead by other people.
EDIT: Religious morals are not a solution to the worlds problems. I believe that it caused them. It is a source of fear instilled by those who mean to force the masses into acting a certain way. Some of it is justified but the means does not justify the ends. Fear is not the answer. There is no God, of any religion to date. Even if there was, his/it's ethics are perhaps worse than anything any Human is capable of. The Christian God knows the future, created Humanity with the ability to make the mistakes he knows that they will make in advance and then punishes them for it with Eternal Damnation. That is pure evil. Religion has single handedly been the cause of hundreds of wars, the loss of millions of lives, religious terrorism, and hundreds of years of lost social and scientific development. This goes for pretty much every religion dating back to even greek mythology. The only religion that might have slight merit is that of Ancient Sumer, and even that is a stretch depending on how you interpret it. The only "God" is the one a person chooses to believe in despite the facts and consequently inhibits them from making informed intelligent decisions. Thus I strongly disagree that children should be taught about Religion. That child can simply give up that belief system and then they have no reason to fear retribution for acting unethically. Children should instead be taught by example to be good, and shown that being bad is not as rewarding as it might appear. Teach them to be good because it's the right thing to do, not because some ridiculous dude in the sky says they have to.
< Message edited by Unforeseen -- 2/5/2015 9:01:04 AM >
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