Stella_Guru wrote:Ideas of "making money" or "getting rich" have given people a perverted view of economic principles.
OK...what are these "economic principles" you speak of?
The object of economic effort is not money, but livelihood.
So you, me, barney frank, etc. work just to exist?
What is 'livelihood" exactly? Living? Existing?
Money cannot feed. clothe or shelter. Money is a medium of exchange, a means of securing the items that make up a livelihood.
OK, so we should all just barter for our basic needs?
Is basic needs how you define "livelihood"?
It is the necessaries and decencies which are important,
So these are the "livelihood" you've stated?
My wife and I and all of our animals can live in an 900 sf apt on the fifth floor in an urban area. We won't have any lawns to mow, any vehicles to buy or maintain, etc. This is the eurotrash model, so is this it? If, for some reason we want to live the city, we can go to a bus station and take a bus to, say baraboo and get a hotel/hostel/BB there, then take cabs, rent bicycles, or walk around there.
And money must be paid for like anything else, which means that a working class person must go to the owners of capital and secure permission to earn it.
assuming you have cash in your pocket, did you ask for permission to get it?
how about getting out of the typical leftist victim worldview and look at it this way:
"I have skills/experiences and these are something I will sell to people that want/need them. I will interview them and if I want to, I will sell (those imperialist pigs) my time, energy, experience, etc. In exchange for these things I sold those rich capitalist pigs, I'll take what they gave me (money), pay my house payment, pay my bills, then jump in my camper with my wife and drive around northern wisconsin, jumping from lake to lake, finding a good place to fish, chatting with the locals, etc.
I like my version better. I'm not a powerless victim of vague, abstract theories. I'm empowered. Isn't that what leftists are all about anyway, self-empowerment?
BTW, I've had to re-invent myself a bunch of times for various reasons. It empowered me and made me better, faster, smarter, richer...more independent. It was either that or sit in government housing, with government health care, waiting for a government check......