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12/27/2012

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Tessa@meetingconferencingtools

I think that more people need to get involved in raising their income by entering an entrepreneurial stage. Many people have skills that can greatly benefit the world and they benefit too by putting more of that disposable income in their pockets. While I am not an advocate of a heavily consumerist lifestyle, it is nice to be able to enjoy the things we like and without money, that becomes difficult.

I think each of us has the God given power to shape our future. When things are bad, we can work to climb up and out of whatever situation we may be in. It's not easy.

Ken Barrows

And income isn't wages. Income may mean new Social Security benefits. GDP, of course, is based on a WAG about inflation.

Aboc Zed

i can personally relate to this post as follows

in mid 2012 I was offered relocation which I refused
as a result I had to look for a job
the job market is really bad - I only managed to find contract position paying 50% less than what I was earning
my contract position is expiring in February
lucky for our family we have two wage earners and we have managed to keep in the black with only minimal erosion of savings

but if i do not find another job in February our savings will evaporate very fast

indeed, "getting all worked up about the unpromising future of our species Homo sapiens is a luxury you can't afford right now."

Ean Gray

"Otherwise, for you, if you have no income, or your income falls below your need to spend on basic costs, you are fucked. And if you are currently fucked, getting all worked up about the unpromising future of our species Homo sapiens is a luxury you can't afford right now."

--And this is the main reason why I'm sure nothing serious will ever get done concerning climate change. The very act(s) that would require a serious and intelligent response by the public are the very acts that would probably send an average citizen (and their families) to the poor house. The economic and cultural system we have just doesn't allow room for the individual (or event the collective) to make intelligent decisions in their everyday life. The "brilliant" economics of an ever-efficient and inhuman market has fucked every person and living thing on this blue orb. I've never felt more sad for the state and future of the average person.

James

"I think that more people need to get involved in raising their income by entering an entrepreneurial stage. Many people have skills that can greatly benefit the world and they benefit too by putting more of that disposable income in their pockets."

Well, it's kind of hard to get "entrepreneurial" when you are working 100 hours a week to feed the kids and keep the house and car. And what "skills" do "many people" have? It's hard enough to find a decent paying job using any skills you have. Maybe prostitution? That might work.

"I think each of us has the God given power to shape our future. When things are bad, we can work to climb up and out of whatever situation we may be in. It's not easy."

Especially when you are playing a game that's rigged against you. And no bearded guy in the sky is going to fix it, either. Unfortunately, the reality is that we often cannot work to climb up. That is the myth that is perpetrated (just pull yourself up by the boot straps!) but doesn't match the reality where the rich are getting richer and everyone else is getting squashed. Sure there are exceptions (like stalker turned billionaire Zuckerberg), but they are just that.

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