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catholictigerfan
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty

there will always be poor among us.


SmackoverHawg
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there will always be poor among us.

This. Poverty is relative to. The impoverished here would be quite well off in Haiti. There will always be people with more and those with less. Some people just don't GAF about bettering themselves and are find with living in the slums.


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hypnos
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
Bull shite. What makes this idiot think that people who dont want to work at all will want to work 20 hours a week. France tried this lunacy and it didnt work there. Moronic to think something that failed on a small scale in a socialist nation will work on a large scale capitalist nation.


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Tiger Authority
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I heard this guy on Coast2Coast this morning and assume this is the article he was talking about. He was hawking a video on how to solve poverty.

We just need to restrict the work week to 20 hours. This will double the number of jobs available and eliminate poverty.

Of course, we will have to make do with half our income. But he explains that we just need to stop buying so much stuff.

"Get a smaller house. A smaller car. Stop taking vacations to the Riviera."




Guy assumes that we all possess identical skill sets and the supply of those skill sets are evenly distributed. Oh and he's a communist.


thetempleowl
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
The guy is a moron.

The guy is assuming the people who live in poverty have the ability and desire to get to work every day. He is assuming as stated above that the same skill set is found in people not doing certain jobs.

I guess if we just stopped physicians working full time than that large backlog of unemployed skilled physicians could come back to work...

And I don't think he is a communist, I think he is a moron.


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mograyback
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
Well if anyone has read On The Road they would have repeatedly heard a quote by the President from my fine state, "we must cut down the cost of living".

It's not so much about not buying so much, it's that the cost of living is too high.

We have a consumer based society, yet we have so many things in place that are more or less mandatory that take a large percentage of people spending money.

Most people have these obligations
Car payment
Car insurance
Gas
House/apartment payment
Utilities
Cable
Internet
Cell phone
Food

Those things listed above are pretty much necessary to be a 'normal' member of society. Yes cable is a luxury, but it's pretty standard to have cable or at least internet. That list is a hell of a chunk out of someone paycheck. A hell of a chunk.

Our food is coming from a national distribution system. The industry food/farm system makes everything more expensive.

Everything is just arse backwards. Fully explaining that comment would be pretty frustrating to try and communicate properly.






Tiger Authority
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
What are you even talking about?


RollTide4Ever
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
How a outing ending welfare, providing school choice, and end the min.. Wage?


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mograyback
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What are you even talking about?


Was that unclear?

We have so much that must be paid to be members of society. There are a lot of ways to eliminate or make all of those things much cheaper.

In the OP he shared an opinion that we should simply be buying less. My point was that we need to cut down the cost of the mandatory things in our life. Thanks for the smart arse response.


Tiger Authority
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
It doesn't really answer any question to confront the OP's link. So your response to a guys idea of 20 hour work weeks for the country to employ every person not employed is to do something to make basic necessities cheaper?

Food, just look at the recent milk bull shite to realize that it's heavily subsidized and costs less than it actually is.

And almost everything else you noted is essentially free to large segments of the population thanks to the workers.


Hmerly
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Member since May 2008
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
Same bullshite, like a commie, if only we shared everything, everybody would be equally well off! Ha, all it does is make everyone POOR! Stupidity like this needs to be put down. How does anyone still write stuff like this with all the history in the world of such ideas??


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mograyback
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
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It doesn't really answer any question to confront the OP's link. So your response to a guys idea of 20 hour work weeks for the country to employ every person not employed is to do something to make basic necessities cheaper?

Food, just look at the recent milk bull shite to realize that it's heavily subsidized and costs less than it actually is.

And almost everything else you noted is essentially free to large segments of the population thanks to the workers.



Do you have a comprehension problem?

I explained that I responded to the comment in the OP that we need to 'stop buying so much'. Instead, we need to cut down the cost of living, so we can buy more of what we choose, instead of having our legs cut from under us by these 'necessary' things to function.



Tiger Authority
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Member since Jul 2007
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
We need to do a lot of things. The fact you just say "we need to do this" doesn't mean we can or should. I don't think the cost of living is that much of a problem considering, as previously stated, that most of those that can't afford things they are obliged to consume come at nearly no cost to them in the first place. How do you combat supply and demand?


mograyback
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We need to do a lot of things. The fact you just say "we need to do this" doesn't mean we can or should. I don't think the cost of living is that much of a problem considering, as previously stated, that most of those that can't afford things they are obliged to consume come at nearly no cost to them in the first place. How do you combat supply and demand?


Sir, not trying to be rude... but you're playing Go Fish and I'm playing Texas Holdem. One of the many frustrating things about these types of boards. Without writing a few chapters worth of information I don't know how else I'd even begin to respond.


Tiger Authority
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
What a gay response.


Iona Fan Man
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
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20 hour work week to solve poverty


didn't someone post something like this before?

a 40 hour Capped work week, no extra time


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mograyback
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
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our work week to solve poverty
What a gay response.


Your response to me was what someone that has no idea what they're talking about would say.. I didn't know how else to respond.

This post was edited on 1/6 at 6:11 pm


Tiger Authority
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2007
29475 posts

re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
Yeah dude, that's what it is.


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HempHead
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Mar 2011
18103 posts

re: 20 hour work week to solve poverty
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The industry food/farm system makes everything more expensive.


No, just no.

As someone who operates a small farm, and profits fairly well from it, I can tell you that the current agricultural paradigm, while it has flaws in many places, allows for cheaper and better distributed food than any other conceivable system.



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