McDonald's, Fast Food Strike, Capitalism, Financialization., Corruption, and Justice.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by bmwmc, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. bmwmc

    bmwmc Active Member

    Here is an 11.11 minute animated explanation of the crises in capitalism. Take the few minutes to watch it then I would like to hear your comments. That's of course if you haven't already seen it.

    [video=youtube;qOP2V_np2c0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qOP2V_np2c0.[/video]

    RSA= (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

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    I don't have 11 minutes to spare.
     
  3. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

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    Pretty interesting video
     
  4. bmwmc

    bmwmc Active Member

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    Plenty of time for opinions yet little time for understanding why you have them. Very interesting.
     
  5. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

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    if they got their 15 dollars they would have to pay more taxes and then could NOT qualify for their food stamps and section 8 housing among other govt. freebies. "be careful what you wish for.........."
     
  6. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

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    suckers!
     
  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

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    The concept of a min wage is a failure .
    Raising it again & again only adds to the problem .
    Many of those "striking employees " weren't teenagers .
    These jobs were designed as low wage jobs , to teach teenagers how to continue onward within the employment system .
    Higher wages = higher prices , thus lower sales .
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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    I dont' know of anyone willing to pay $10 for a Big Mac. At those prices we are headed to Fat Burger or In & Out.
     
  9. Re: McDonald's, Fast Food Strike, Capitalism, Financialization., Corruption, and Just

    I avoid Mcdonalds...except for their shakes though those are nowhere near as good as they used to be either
     
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

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    I avoid McDonalds too, their food is not good for you. I actually worked one day for them when I was in high school, the things I saw......
     
  11. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

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    One question to assist me.

    Who will regulate and monitor this in the US?

    The US government / the IRS?

    The same government that regulates and monitors the US Post Office that lost 15.9 billion in 2012?

    Please answer and elaborate with this piece of the solution sir.

    I missed this in the video.


     
  12. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

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    I know the government doesn't do much right--it's not designed to--but you've got your wires crossed. The reason the Post Office lost that much money is government all right: Republican government. They're the ones who thought it was such a good idea to pay for all of their pension obligations right now. Just like the way the free market does, right? Oh wait....

    Reminds me of the PJ O'Rourke quote about government: "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and they get elected and prove it."
     
  13. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

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    Ok we will avoid the Post Office.

    Who will regulate, admin this, and how will it occur?
     
  14. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

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    McDonalds WalMart etc. shouldn't exist to begin with, in a truly "Free" world. The only reason they exist is because with the average working life that people are indoctrinated into, there isn't enough time to cook meals and shop frugally. Isn't that sad? The markets obviously aren't free for the consumer, mostly favoring the hands of big-business.
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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    I just got a great pair of pj's for a granddaughter.......$3 on a sale rack at WalMart..........if that isn't frugal, I don't know what is. And no cheap argument ....I have same kind over 2 years now and no show of wear & tear.
     
  16. roadrunner2012

    roadrunner2012 Four hours in the mod queue for a news link Troll

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    Thanks for buying American products.
     
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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    Sounds like a parrot. Do you personally walk through Walmart and look at labels? I do !
    The pj's were White Stag brand.

    White Stag was originally in Portland Oregon as a ski wear manufacturer. I remember the White Stag label in clothes when I was a little kid. There areplenty of items in Walmart still made in USA.....like Anchor Hocking glassware and cooking ware.
    Also Danskin products that started as a family owned business in N.Y.

    n 1956, reflecting the popularity of the sportswear line, Hirsch-Weis changed its name to White Stag.[SUP][1][/SUP] In 1959, the company modified a large animated sign on the roof of its downtown Portland building, changing it from advertising a brand of sugar to instead advertise White Stag sportswear.[SUP][3][/SUP] For the 1959 Christmas season, a red neon "nose" was added to the stag's snout in imitation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a tradition that has been repeated annually ever since.[SUP][4][/SUP] The White Stag sign quickly became an identifying landmark for the city, and it was designated a Portland landmark by the city's Historic Landmarks Commission in 1977.[SUP][5][/SUP] Its lettering was changed to advertise the Made in Oregon gift retailer in 1997, and in 2010 the sign was acquired by the city and its lettering changed again, to read "Portland Oregon".[SUP][6][/SUP]
    In 1966, White Stag was purchased by the Warner Brothers Company, which later became the Warnaco Group. The company moved its operations out of its downtown Portland building in the 1970s and by 1986, had moved out of Portland completely.[SUP][2][/SUP][SUP][4][/SUP][SUP][7][/SUP]
    [h=2]The Warnaco years[/h]In 1986, former Warnaco executive Linda J. Wachner engineered a $550 million hostile takeover of Warnaco and began streamlining the company.[SUP][8][/SUP] White Stag was reorganized with other activewear lines, including Speedo, into a new company, Authentic Fitness Corporation, which went public in 1992.[SUP][9][/SUP] The company grew through the 1990s, but saddled with debt from other acquisitions and mergers, Warnaco filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2000.[SUP][10][/SUP]
    [h=2]Wal-Mart label[/h]After Warnaco emerged from bankruptcy in 2003, it sold the White Stag trademark to Wal-Mart.[SUP][1][/SUP] Wal-Mart now uses the trademark on a line of women's casual clothing, footwear, and basic jewelry.[SUP][11][/SUP]
     
  18. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

  19. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

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    If large corporations were unable to externalize costs into the public commons by means of the state, you are correct in that they likely would not exist or at least not in the size and on the business model to which they now exist. Large corporations, especially the multinational kind can't get that way without the state and state interventions in the marketplace. Just as the superwealthy can't get that way either. See how rich Bill Gates gets without our paying taxes for the regime to protect his artificial property right in IP. Or for that matter, the creation of an artificial entity with artificial privileges knows as the Corp. status.
     
  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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    Guess what ? UPS was started in USA....they didn't stay exclusively in this country. UPS is in other countries too.......you might need to switch jobs to a more backward co.


    Also, I can get 10 pr. of jeans for the cost of one pair of high priced store jeans....been in Saks one time in my life....ridiculous prices for anyone trying to stick to a budget.