Capitalism, A Worker's Best Friend?

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  1. james M

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    This is a very tricky subject. Generally, under capitalism, when productivity increases, pay also increases regardless of who is responsible for the productivity increases. Better to be an auto worker today than 100 years ago-right?.

    Here's how it works: if companies put in robots that do the work of 100 people the companies save themselves the pay for 100 people. But, all the new money means they can afford to pay remaining workers more which they must do or lose their best workers to those who will pay them or share with them the most money possible out of their new profits. Thus, capitalism is a workers best friend, exactly the opposite of what libcommie Marxist Democrats would have you believe!
     
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    You forgot to give a rationale for the productivity gap. Fancy having a try?
     
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    how does that relate to topic??? Trying to change topic because you could not understand topic?
     
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    You referred to productivity and wages. Didn't you know? The productivity gap refers to how wages have not responded to productivity.

    It would seem you have no explanation for it.
     
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    gap is usually between countries. Is that what you are talking about?
     
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    Nope. It's the gap between productivity (which should determine labour demand) and wage rates. It's used to understand why real wages have not increased despite productivity gains.
     
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    wrong as always:
    The productivity gap is a phrase to describe a sustained difference in measured output per worker (or GDP per person employed) between one country and another. Productivity is a measure of the efficiency of factor inputs such as labour and capital.
     
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    Wow you can copy and paste from Economics Online. My comment is quite correct. A gap exists between productivity and compensation. I've referred to that reality several times now.

    Can you explain this gap? Yes or no.
     
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    do you need 100 sites to teach you what productivity gap is, like you needed 100 to teach you what Smith stood for?? Slow? Old Word?
    "The productivity gap, an indicator of a country’s output capabilities, is the ratio between the productivity of a benchmark country (such as the United States) and that of a less developed economy".
     
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    More dodge! Call it productivity-pay gap if you want. No skin off my nose. How do you account for the gap?
     
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    Capitalism is good for the whole community as long as it has to follow laws that restrict it.
    Otherwise it would escalate and kill the weak.
     
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    What labour market restrictions are needed?
     
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    who's dodging? you used wrong term and I had to teach you what term you used meant.
     
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    many ways! if for example libcommie govt invites 30 million illegals in to bid down wages you create an artificial gap. 1+1=2
     
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    how would capitalism kill the weak?? You clean forgot to tell us?
     
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    only 10001 restrictions or interventions so that we had libcommieism!!
     
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    You're not making sense. That wouldn't account for the gap. This is about how the wages of the legally employed do not correspond to productivity criteria. Are you saying that employers use immigrant labour to generate exploitative relations?
     
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    illegals take jobs and bid down wages to get them 1+1=2
     
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    Unrestricted capitalism has no empathy. If a worker doesn't perform as intended, he will be fired. This leads to his death in a world based on money.
     
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    So, let's get this right, you're agreeing that employers do not pay wages according to productivity criteria? Golly gosh, haven't you changed your tune!
     
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