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Something over there
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At what level are you discussing? Because higher wages will lead to higher demand will lead to a higher number of individuals joining the labor force and a higher unemployment rate.


Its all relative to what market we're discussing. In some industries, a company increasing their wages could give them a major advantage over their competition. There are lots of examples of markets in which that is the case but its definitely not true in all cases. I just used it as an example that was theoretically possible according to the supply and demand chart someone posted to me.



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In some industries, a company increasing their wages could give them a major advantage over their competition.


You're trying to look at this at an extreme micro level to serve your point. You need to be more specific.

This entire thread is "there are theories." No shite dude. There are. That isn't an answer though.






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HempHead
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corporations don't unilaterally establish wage rates
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Never said that they did, but in some markets they do.



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The market rate for labor is set by the corporations not the workers.


wut

ETA: Your biggest mistake, IMO, is that you take opposition to your position to mean that your detractors are your 'typical Southern conservatives'. Many are; true. Many others are those who are disgusted by political duopoly in general and are just as willing to criticize Republican initiatives as they are Democratic ones.



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Tiger Authority
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Exactly. Let's just move along from this thread because the OP is horrible.





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SOUTHFLATIGER
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re: U.S. corporations’ after-tax profits have grown by 171 percent under Obama


Because we're at a real unemployment rate of around 15%.





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Siderophore
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I would say the main reason the economy isn't growing is because wages are not growing.


Holy frick you don't understand a thing about economics.....



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constant cough
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U.S. corporations’ after-tax profits have grown by 171 percent under Obama



So basically what you're saying is that the entire Occupy movement were played for suckers by Obama.

I guess they should take back to the streets again.






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Taxing Authority
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U.S. corporations’ after-tax profits have grown by 171 percent under Obama

Why isn't the economy growing?
Companies aren't investing in capital expenditures. IE they are not investing in America's future under Obama. Low spending = higher profits.

The OP seems to thing this is something corporations would desire, or that it's a sign of a good economy. It's neither.

Only a fool would look at half the CFS and declare a company "healthy"






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Taxing Authority
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The growth in profits is due to increased productivity of employees working longer hours juxtaposed with stagnant/decreasing wages for labor.


No seriously...



It's worth another...







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Taxing Authority
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Electricity was monopolized at one point and eventually partially broken up by the government.






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Taxing Authority
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I'm sorry but a supply and demand chart does not completely explain why companies choose to stagnate wages and increase profits, when many are confronted with the option to increase both.
You think with record high and extremely long-term unemployment wages should be going UP?







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Taxing Authority
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The market rate for labor is set by the corporations not the workers.






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Taxing Authority
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Like I said you guys are just flat out ignorant when it comes to knowing how to hold a decent conversation. Discussion does not exist on this board


I haven't laughed like this in a loooong time.






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wickowick
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I guess this the view inside the typical liberal mind. Isn't the Democratic party supposed to be the party of science





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Taxing Authority
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Isn't the Democratic party supposed to be the party of science
Supposedly. As someone that hires, sets salaries, in a highly-technical field this thread is some laughable stuff. Horribly naive. Childlike.

Hope he sticks around. If he takes an open mind he can learn a lot from us dumb redneck hicks.



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acgeaux129
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I don't listen to Limbaugh, or any political commentary for that matter.

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that probably tells the same tale of why it doesn't exist in the minds of most of our republican congressmen.


Solid analysis.

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Never said that it did, but if you are to lazy too look it up yourself I'll post you a links arguing that both corporations and workers are responsible for wage rates


Which is a little bit less incorrect. You are doing that whole ignorance thing again, though... where you disregard the proportion of labor not employed by corporations.

BUT, you said, and I

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The market rate for labor is set by the corporations not the workers.


Makes sense.

But that's a nice Bloomberg link you got there. Not biased at all. At least, not like Fox News according to you, I'm sure.






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acgeaux129
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wut

ETA: Your biggest mistake, IMO, is that you take opposition to your position to mean that your detractors are your 'typical Southern conservatives'. Many are; true. Many others are those who are disgusted by political duopoly in general and are just as willing to criticize Republican initiatives as they are Democratic ones.



Right, but that doesn't fit his narrative.






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Tigah in the ATL
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Low spending = higher profits
no. capital spending only affect profits marginally via depreciation.






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HempHead
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capital spending only affect profits marginally via depreciation.


So capital investment doesn't affect the bottom line, as far as the 'books' are concerned?






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