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  • On 19 Dec 2014 in 50,000 SWAT Raids a Year, Here is One of Them, Peter P said:

    Zakrajshek says

    Now we have much lower wages, no job security, lousy hours and travel, and the we're more than half way to the corporate goal of no vacations, no health insurance, and worst of all NO PENSIONS.

    Job security is overrated. Anyone who expects to get more doing the same thing deserves to have nothing.

    One should not get paid simply because he has worked has whole life. He should have been amassing a portfolio of passive investment. And he better had gambled right.

  • On 19 Dec 2014 in 50,000 SWAT Raids a Year, Here is One of Them, Peter P said:

    Zakrajshek says

    The decline of unions in the private sector since the 1980s exactly correlates with the decline in American's living standards and the massive increase in the wealth gap.

    The decline in living standard correlates with our impossibly inflated expectations. Over the course of human history, wealth has been concentrated. The past few decades of "growth" was a mirage. We are now merely reverting to the norm.

    Unions are enemies of the market. They are already losing. First, jobs have been steadily flowing to places with more reasonable labor pools like China. Slowly, human workers will be replaced by robots and artificial intelligence.

    Labor movements in developed world are nothing but people holding on to their winnings of a birth lottery. With an increasingly global and connected world, they will fail.

  • On 18 Dec 2014 in European Court Rules That Obesity Could Be a Disability, Peter P said:

    turtledove says

    Perhaps next, people wearing earplugs can qualify as hearing impaired.

    I am rendered "deaf" by my noise-canceling headset. I demand a better parking spot!

  • On 18 Dec 2014 in Top Trolls, Peter P said:

    Guys, that list is more than two years old. Nothing you will now can change history. :-)

  • On 18 Dec 2014 in 50,000 SWAT Raids a Year, Here is One of Them, Peter P said:

    I generally support law enforcement.

    However, one way to make the system better is to dismantle all unions. All employers must be able to fire any employee at will and on the spot without repercussion. This is how private businesses ensure quality of their services. There shall be no exception in the public sector.

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