A key reason not to focus on individual outlets is that, in a heavily franchised industry, targeting individual outlets allows corporate management to claim it’s not involved in pay decisions or abusive conditions. Pushing blame off onto franchise owners is one of the most common responses from fast food chains when poor working conditions are publicized; really, though, poverty wages and bad conditions are an industry-wide strategy.
I want to see that in type again: “poverty wages and bad conditions are an industry-wide strategy.”
Wait, “really, though, poverty wages and bad conditions are an industry-wide strategy.” Really. It’s their strategy to inflict poverty. It’s part of their game-plan, industry-wide policy to leave their workers with bad conditions.
Shut. The. Fuck. Up.
These businesses are giving low skilled people work in a depressed economy. Of course, the labor is providing a service that the business also finds valuable.
Let the two negotiate on the price of that labor, but stop with the corporate boogeyman bullshit.
No mention of the real culprit behind the decline in our standard-of-living: monetary inflation. These morons just don’t understand how markets—i.e. the real world—work.
Why are so many Americans suddenly protesting low wages? Is it because the cost of living is going up? It can’t be, the U.S. government claims that inflation is below 1%. Never mind that I just dropped $85 last night at the grocery store on JACK SHIT.
Two days after Detroit is officially bankrupt, I cannot for the life of me find anything about it on any mainstream networks. Funny that.
But CNN’s headline article on their homepage is about an American who is doing well in “Arabs Got Talent.”
From wedding dowries to temple offerings, gold carries a caché in Asia that most Westerners can’t fathom.
Consider the US as a comparison. Here, newlyweds are more likely to receive a house full of fancy appliances than any assets that might form the foundation of long-term financial independence.
What the fuck is going on in this country?
What attracted me to this stupid statist rant was the headline: Millennials Demand Economic Stability for all LBGTQ People, Now
People are demanding economic stability? I can’t wait for the day when “Economic Stability” is declared a human right, alongside healthcare and education. Statists are morons. Please, State can you fix it for me?! Pathetic.
Anyway, I read a couple of paragraphs and had to archive the absurdity of the author’s sudden transition from real, dire issues into…gay and lesbian rights! Let’s disregard the common Statist habit of segregating individuals into arbitrary groups and ASSIGNING rights to those groups. Individuals have rights, not groups. And we ALREADY have them. It’s not the job of government to bestow rights upon us.
But the focus here is the implication that rights for gays in particular is as serious an issue as the college loan bubble is hilarious in itself.
Ask any college senior today what they are most focused on and they will reply with the same phrase: a job. Today’s young people grew up during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. They’ve seen their own government shut down over funding disputes, the student loan debt bubble top $1 trillion, and income inequality soar through the roof. According to reports, 41.3% of those aged 25-34 will spend at least a year earning less than 150 percent of the poverty line.
In short, young people – notably those without college degrees – understand that the fight for financial stability is an uphill battle in today’s America. Perhaps for this reason, it is downright inconceivable to even some of the most conservative Millennials that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people don’t have the same level of employment protection as other historically disadvantaged social groups.