Jay Evensen: On second thought...

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  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Sept. 12, 2011 11:04 a.m.

    Well there Jay Evensen, we all hope the Post Office does not go out of business, what happens to all those stamp collectors, bills and mail?. Collecting canceled emails just isn't the same. Unless Congress gives the US Post Office a $9 billion "stimulus package" they are up the creek without a paddle. When Unions demand to much this happens, as well as text messaging and e-mails, instead of a a $9 billion "stimulus package" how does this sound, a $1 tax on every text message sent and a $1 tax on every one recieved?. Then give that to the Union that runs the Post Office. Have them pay their Union worker's for all the bennie packages this way?.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Sept. 12, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    Re: "Business as an institution is a mechanization created by and owned by the society. The benefits of the business belong to all the people."

    Spoken like a good little socialist communitarian. Such a stirring, if sophomoric defense of a completely failed and discredited system!

    Socialism never works on a sustained basis. Socialist systems have particularly short lives in heterogeneous societies like America's melting pot -- unless imposed by overwhelming force [look at Bolivia, as a particularly compelling case study].

    Oh, and by the way -- since I own the benefits conferred on you by the system, hand them over.

    See how lousy such a system is?

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 12, 2011 10:25 a.m.

    Jay: "I can understand being disgruntled. It's hard to work with a contract that guarantees you won't be laid off.
    Postal employees have a guarantee against layoffs built in to their union contracts. They apparently had to settle for that because management drew the line on the demand for protection against death and all of life's little disappointments."

    I think Jay is saying that people don't do things unless they are forced to by unpleasant things. And that fairness between employer and employee is bad.

    I really think that if employers and employees shared more fairly in the benefits of business operations, there would be more of the good with less of the hassle. I think an employee might have different feelings about his work if he knew that more of the wealth created by his work would be his to keep.

    Business as an institution is a mechanization created by and owned by the society. The benefits of the business belong to all the people. Profits are the reward given for a job well done. The notion that business is to make men rich is false.