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The SFW image thread

Discussion in 'General' started by Biigoh, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. seeing_octarine

    seeing_octarine Unverified Colour

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    That's, uh, that's not capitalism to blame there. A business realising that they aren't getting applicants at a given wage level and raising their offer to get more interest is the free market in action.
     
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  2. Vladicus

    Vladicus Sage of reason and incomplete information

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    This problem is created by the minimum wage tbh. Minimum wage across the entire country does 3 things, first is increase cost for the employer, second increase costs for the population at large, help businesses from outside the country that set said minimum wage.

    Companies need to make profit in order to function, this is basic economics. What is also basic economics is that profit= earnings- costs. A wage increase means a price increase for the end product, because wages are part of the costs of production, meaning that the buyers need to pay more.

    Now if all businesses did the same as that guy, what would happen? Costs would rise and they would rise by quite a lot because everyone would do it.

    Let us take a mall, as they're the most iconic monument of capitalism. A mall might have dozens of employees, each of them earning a set value of money, and now we increase most of their salaries by 50%. The costs of the company increase, but that is manageable and will directly result in only a relatively minor change in the final price.
    Now, how do malls work exactly? They don't produce anything, what they do is resell products they bought from one or several intermediaries who themselves bought from a producer. Those products also need to be transported, which increases the costs further. The only thing a mall does, is put those products in an easy to access place where the buyers don't need to go to several different factories or farms to buy their groceries every single day. Each of those intermediaries has employees which now will also have their salaries increased, which will result in higher production prices, which will result in higher costs for the buyers. Same happens for the producers with similar results.

    Each of those companies wants to at the very least maintain their profit margins, or actually increase it so now malls and everyone in this logistics chain are forced to make some tough decisions in order to reduce costs. The simplest solution is to reduce the number of employees, which can be done to a point, but this increases unemployment and if everyone did it, then there'd be fewer and fewer buyers for malls in the country. The second, is find a way to reduce the number of intermediaries, or find some producers with a much lower production cost and the cheapest way to do that is buy from places that have lower production costs, which means, places from outside the country or with higher automation. Now you either have higher costs or more unemployment

    Now on small scale this works out neatly, like the guy in the original image, but what happens when everyone has to do it? If you increase the minimum wage, then you inevitably need to increase all other wages in order to make it more attractive for possible employees, after all why would a trained professional want to work for a company that gives a wage comparable to the minimum one?

    The answer is they don't and so most other salaries increase as well. So far so good, but you have to wonder yourself, just how much are prices increasing and is the wage increase enough to account for it or at least make it break even?

    The answer I'm afraid, is no. Increasing minimum wages creates a small period of time in which things become better for those earning it or a little more, but eventually, even discarding other causes, costs will increase and so will unemployment and even for those who earned a lot more than the minimum wage things will get worse. The only real winner are the producers and transport companies that now have a place to sell their stuff for a higher price, and the biggest loser is the guy at the bottom.

    No decision and it's consequences live in a vacuum and when it comes to country wide repercussions most of the time it's the little guy that has to pay the price, even when told otherwise.

    The ice cream story is as far as I'm aware what happens when the little guy decides to improve their lot without assistance from the government, and I fully support it, but if the government decides to get involved as it always does, then things will just inevitably get worse for the little guy.

    Sometimes, but diseases have more than one symptom, and when you treat the disease you must treat all of them and the cause, unless you just want to waste your time.
    100% this.

    I'm quite frankly ok with the guy doing this. Companies by themselves and without government mandates trying to make their employees' lives better is something I 100% approve of, it's when the government tries to force them to do it, is when I have a problem, because they always fuck it up.
     
  3. Megaolix

    Megaolix Moderator

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    Capitalism discussion ends now, thank you very much,
     
  4. Daytripper

    Daytripper Well worn.

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    Walkir Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    D'waawwu I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Let me guess redlight district?
     
  7. 2 Hot Crown Subdues the Sinful

    2 Hot Crown Subdues the Sinful Cocknower

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    Elementary School.
     
  8. BetweenTheLines

    BetweenTheLines No PMs pls, only here for lewds

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    If Black Dynamite has taught me anything, it is that a Whore-phanage can be near both.
     
  9. Vladicus

    Vladicus Sage of reason and incomplete information

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    Well, they do need all the help they can get in recruiting new staff and attracting clients.
     
  10. Scygnus

    Scygnus Experienced.

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    Vladicus Sage of reason and incomplete information

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  12. Czlyydwr Llrngwl

    Czlyydwr Llrngwl "Sell ya a door Learn gull" Czly/Celly for short.

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    Since I just passed The Cube Theory of Food along elseforum, here's a couple from there:

    [​IMG]

    "I herd birb comes out if u sits on thez. Yum!"​



    [​IMG]

    edit: Forgot my punchline: It all makes sense now!
     
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  13. OverReactionGuy

    OverReactionGuy The only Sane one left

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  14. 2 Hot Crown Subdues the Sinful

    2 Hot Crown Subdues the Sinful Cocknower

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    I don't get it.
     
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  15. TheMidnightRook

    TheMidnightRook Versed in the lewd.

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    Dawn's pose reminded Arceus of the protagonist of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, making him nostalgic and sad.
     
  16. OverReactionGuy

    OverReactionGuy The only Sane one left

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    Odds are that's her great granddaughter too.
     
  17. Scygnus

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    Read that as 'his' the first time because I'm very tired.

    Headcanon accepted.
     
  18. OverReactionGuy

    OverReactionGuy The only Sane one left

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    I mean, they look exactly alike.

    [​IMG]

    Well...sorta alike.

    Humans got smaller in the future.
     
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  19. TheMidnightRook

    TheMidnightRook Versed in the lewd.

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    I hadn't thought of that, but yeah, I can see it.
     
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    OverReactionGuy The only Sane one left

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    Also funny fact.

    People in the old times used to date pokemon as well.

    So Arceus could in fact be the grandfather!
     
  21. AllyDoodle

    AllyDoodle Lewd Cthulhu

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    And them he fucks Dawn to make an incest Poke-half breed.
     
  22. Czlyydwr Llrngwl

    Czlyydwr Llrngwl "Sell ya a door Learn gull" Czly/Celly for short.

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    Nah, Pokemon offspring are always the species of their mother; Dawn and any other Zeus-spawn-like product of Arceus and humans is fully human. The incest part is valid, but also very classical god-like, so... yeah.

    ..though I guess rule 63 Arceus is definitely also a thing. Like Loki, but reversing the sometimes-a-horse part!

    And so you don't have to click on that shop link (not like it's mine or anyone I know anyway) if you don't want to, here's the image being offered on stickers, tee shirts, mugs, etc. rehosted:
    [​IMG]

    Probably should post some actual images in this image thread after all, even if the commentary is funny.
     
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    Daytripper Well worn.

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    *not sure if this is bullshit or not*…sauce?
     
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    D'waawwu I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Back then...
     
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    *even* back then.
     
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