Thread: Jon Stewart video
11-22-2011, 05:25 PM
I don't know what's stopping them. We have a very successful co-op bakery in Detroit called the Avalon Bakery. They make awesome bread. The company was founded by a bunch of hippies who pooled their resources to start a business. It's successful partly because of the high quality of their bread, and partly because their prices are still lower than Panera Bread's prices. Also, they sell their products to the local restaurants, and a couple of suburban grocery stores also carry their bread.
They worked hard to build their business, however. I'm not sure that the OWS protesters are capable of that.
11-22-2011, 05:56 PMEducation without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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11-22-2011, 10:23 PM
In fact, if the mine shows signs of failure, they have the opportunity to simply walk away and not bear any brunt of the subsequent failure. But here's the thing wee wee. Since you believe that the employees should get an equal share of the profits, does it stand to reason that when the mine fall on hard times that the employees share in the losses too?
I also think the government should support small businesses. The idea that the government should be totally hands off of the economy is both totally idealistic and has never happened in our history. It's impossible given our current government and economic structure to have no government involvement in the economy.
The question is what sort of involvement we are going to have. I think it would be better for the government to support small businesses and I think encouraging the growth of business cooperatives would be beneficial to workers.
Let me repeat it again, and read it slowly: shared profits, shared risks.
Once again, if the business starts to struggle, are the losses split as well? Thought not.Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
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11-23-2011, 12:59 AM
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