MistyTiger wrote:I never heard that Capitalism is about how hard you work.
It is about what industry you work in. If you work in the medical industry for example, you will do pretty well. It also depends on your role in that industry too.
Sadly, if you work in the music business, it's VERY hard to get noticed. Few people can achieve fame like Justin Timberlake or Prince. I know people who work 2 jobs, music is their night job or side job. It's nice that they can do something that they love. Doing something just for the money does not seem very pleasant to me. You have to enjoy what you do.
At the end of the day, its about what value do you place, as an employer, on the labour that you employ.
This is highly subjective, is it the 'market' or is it about 'class'(group think?)privilege brought about by sectorial demarcation whose objective is to create protections for groups that have appointed themselves as 'professionals' ,in order to extract the maximum value from society.
Who places a higher or lower value on a particular group of workers?
It is not the 'market' per se, its political, as it's effects are seen in Europe through immigration, where it is used by the 'established' order to undermine the lot of everyone outside of their circle, even in the face of massive opposition to immigration made plain for all to see in the referendum.
In the UK, but also the USA, I suspect that, apart from election day, the business lobby has the ear of government 24/7 & the electors can whistle-in-the-wind as long as they like, because politicians are tone deaf to their pleas.
That's why 'democracy' is a sham.
I say that those self-appointed 'professional' groups, have embedded themselves into the economic & political model to such a degree that they determine the lot of everyone else.
The 'professionals' as they call themselves, are not given the privileges they enjoy, they have created that position for themselves & have got away with it for too long.
They may say that their training takes longer than for other forms of indenture, but that doesn't 'entitle' them to financial or political rewards either in an open market or in a 'democracy'.
Do you 'value' plumber, painter, mechanic, carpenter or other 'trade' from the point of view of a transaction, or by a 'professional', I know which I would choose, but whatever I choose to call upon, I want it at the lowest possible price, coupled with the best possible satisfaction in terms of quality.
NHS GP's are nothing more than desk monkeys, who act as political pawns because they are pretty useless as doctors.
The 'TORY' government stuffed the GP's pockets to the tune of £100K per annum, why?
They did so because they wanted to manipulate them without opposition to the cuts they intended to bring in.
They told GP's NOT to refer patients to hospitals(peer review-which they 'abandoned'-but is still being practiced by GP's individually)
The standard of practice by GP's in general is pathetic, half of them couldn't diagnose a cold, health care is rationed, but waiting times have increased & outcomes are poor.
I have used the NHS for all of it's existence, it doesn't belong to us the taxpayers, it's being 'outsourced'(privatised)to private contractors, it's being hollowed out.
The 'TORY'\'Labour' dictum, that, "Treatment will remain 'FREE' at the point of use" is a BIG LIE, because, if you cannot obtain 'ACCESS', thus NOT being able to obtain usage, it is no longer 'FREE'.
What really pisses me off, is the NHS consultants, who mix their own 'private' patients practice, using NHS beds, resources, time are coining it to the tune £MILLIONS per year, whilst NHS patients are denied ACCESS to treatment, but WORSE, is the FACT that these 'consultants' are dictating that 'LIFESTYLE' operations should be accepted as normal NHS treatment.
Is it right that TAXPAYERS money funds people's lifestyle changes, such as gender re-alignment, then reversals to them?
That is NOT what the NHS was created for, GET RID OF IT, NO HEALTHCARE IS BETTER THAN A HEALTH SYSTEM THAT IS A HYBRID POLITICALLY CORRECT PUBLIC-PRIVATE ENTITY.