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Sat Aug 21 12:04:22 EST 2004
>the fact you pick on "Profit" as something dubious clearly shows you dont
>understand what capitalism is about and how it creates material
>prosperty for *all* parties involved.
Profit. A wonderful topic when you consider current oil prices aren't even
as high as they were in the 1980s, yet the pump price is almost 30% higher.
Then we have companies, Telstra for example, increasing it's rentals and
call charges, far above that of any time in the past, and making huge
profits, yet providing less and less service.
Mortgages use to be ten years, now most are 35-40 years. Property values
are beyond any single income family, most are now beyond most dual income
Profits only exist whilst consumers have money to pay for the products.
Recent fuel increases have caused an increase on grocery and other
items. With the increase on these items, consumers can't buy as much
product as they use to. Hence ten percent (lets say) product is left
behind because consumers can't afford to buy them.
Retailers have to discard of the product, hence mark downs or disposals,
and that increases the losses to the company, hence the prices need another
Now, in most retail stores, there are "workers" people who turn up and load
the shelves and run the checkouts and administer the shop. These people
warn what is typically known as a "wage."
I didn't notice that with the increase in fuel prices, there was an
increase in wages so match it. SO my only assumption is that people are
earning an insufficient amount of money to pay for the fuel, goods and
If a business has to sack staff because it's profits decrease, that means
there are less customers in the market place to buy the products.
Less income in the community, means less purchases at the shop.
We have one other factor in here that most people overlook. CREDIT. Many
people have credit cards, loans, interest free purchases and so on, which
after two - five years comes back to bite them quite hard.
The consumer is told "Have it now, pay later" but pay in what way? Pay
more later is the common hand rubbing enthusiasm noticed on the faces of
the credit providers.
So in 3-5 years, people won't be able to pay for the goods they currently
have on interest free and loans. They will be repossessed and what? Sold
to whom? The Credit Market will crumble to the point where nationally, and
probably internationally, the economy folds over itself backwards.
Parents are the raises of children, but also the workers. Grandparents
don't raise kids in our "sophisticated" culture. Hence the problem. We
have a society of "Parents" who are in fact Children themselves, have not,
generally, learnt any wisdom, because they were not taught by the
intelligence and life experiences of the Elders.
And kids today rarely see their parents unless it's "Sit down and eat your
dinner" and "GO TO BED."
And Parents don't support the Grandparents and Children either. Utopiam
Capitalism? Yes. For someone, somewhere.
But when the average Aussie Wage was announced this week as being
$47,000. I almost died of shock. My WHOLE FAMILY income has been less
than $12,000 a year for the last six years, with bad debt exceeding a tax
write off now of over $7,000,000. (You'll note that the family tax benefit
is around $1000 a month for a family of two adults and three children.)
What have we done!
We've lost community. No one cares about their neighbor, in fact we're
taught now to DOB IN OUR NEIGHBOR even if they only thing they do is
breath. I should know, I'm DOBBED in all the time, yet no action has even
resulted in an thing except severe embarrassment for the neighbors and the
authority stupid enough to take out an action without investigating first.
Earlier this week, memories of April 2003 came flooding back when Baulkham
Hill Shire Council sent two "Inspectors" (Young girls I might add) to
discuss a complaint about our pool!
Our pool is the same pool, in the same condition as it was when we
purchased the property 7 years ago. How on earth could there be a
complaint about our pool? What legal merits could there be.
Needless to say "they were turned away" over the video phone on the door
(since the last police raid, we have one now! How much more do I have to
do to protect my family from vexatious complaints??) and we haven't heard
form them since.
But knowing how Council works, they are no doubt trying to find some legal
looking hole to attack me again, using ignorance and denial as their front
line form of defence.
Sorry for the tangent :)
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