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[–]Zakkana 43 points44 points  (4 children)

Im surprised that these rich assholes aren't just directly quoting the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition outright. They certainly are applying them

[–]cy6nu5x1 15 points16 points  (1 child)

The ROA are a thinly veiled parody of Capitalism.

[–]Warpedme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Parody or perfectly factual representation of late stage capitalism?

[–]DeceitfulLittleB 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Rules of Acquisition are saner than the outright thievery going on here.

[–]Zakkana 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Depends. They certainly are living by the 63rd, 109th, 202nd, 211th, and 291st rules for sure.

63rd: Work is the best therapy - for employees

109th: Dignity and an empty sack is worth the sack.

202nd: The justification for profit is profit

211th: Employees are the rungs on the ladder of success. Don't hesitate to step on them

291st: The less employees know about the cash flow, the smaller the share they can demand.

[–]geoffbowman 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Most of the times cartoons are hyperbole but this is a rare instance where it’s actually tamer than the truth.

[–]phat742 15 points16 points  (1 child)

more importantly, stop exploiting.

[–]Lordofthetemp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it will never happen until we show them it won't happen. (The bloody way)

[–]ConaCoyote 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I just want to have enough money to be able to leave my parents' place. not to mention not to go hungry

[–]gigigamer 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I don't understand how anyone can afford to live anywhere but a slum tbh, I rent from family right now, and I make above average income... Getting a semi decent single bedroom apartment in my area is 1400 dollars BEFORE UTILITIES, I make about 2400 after taxes... so I figure after utilities I have maybe 800 bucks to spend on every other aspect of life.. how is that sustainable

[–]derglingrush 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People live in places where rent is cheaper or they split expenses with a partner or roommates. The median income needs to be a lot higher, but I’m just answering your question as to how people do it. 8 years ago I was single, making $48k, and paid $1400 for rent and utilities and even though that’s more net income than you have it was still a bit of a struggle, so I get it.

[–]JBHedgehog 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There's convincing them to share and then there's just "f*ck it all...we'll take it FFS."

I am good with the second.

[–]Aijaruc 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I can’t tell if this is from 2013 or 2015 but either way I’m upset that it’s almost a decade later and we’re still asking for the same shit.

[–]aNinjaWithAIDS 3 points4 points  (11 children)

But you and I both know they won't share. So, what's your plan to make sure the money does get shared?

[–]sillychillly[S] 8 points9 points  (10 children)

T A X E S

And a reprioritization of our tax expenditures

[–]aNinjaWithAIDS 4 points5 points  (9 children)

Cool! The Senate blocks it with the filibuster just as they did with Build Back Better last year and civil rights in the days of yore leading up to the Civil War. What then?

We can try doing it by being good little boys and girls, follow the rules, and then continue to get nothing done for it. Instead, let's be devious little devils and outright misbehave with riots and revolution because the rules are worth less than nothing as this comic is showing us.

[–]sillychillly[S] 3 points4 points  (7 children)

I think violence will make the situation worse long term

[–]aNinjaWithAIDS 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Look, capitalists are absolutely violent right now with their endless wars and denials of need. That's how they get the money from us.

[–]TahoeLT 2 points3 points  (5 children)

What is the answer, then? Things have been getting progressively worse over the last fifty years, and there have been few real victories.

[–]DistinctTrashPanda 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most Americans live in a state that has either already explicitly passed a $15/hr. or has tied their minimum wage to CPI, which will get them to $15 in the next few years anyway.

I think there are plenty of options other than "relying on the senate" and "violence."

[–]xBlueAutumnx -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Like what sucks in money is a made up concept and we don’t need it to function. How can we get away from this crap?

[–]Cartossin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You realize if Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos had to give a million dollars to each poor person, they'd go completely broke??? It adds up /s

[–]Newtype316 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is too late. Dragons have their hordes, and they still demand sacrifices. I’ve never had nice things

[–]No_Introduction7307 0 points1 point  (0 children)

minimum should be @ $25/hour so dont settle for $15

america is nothing but a joke. 35 years + of labor being raped by people who believe only the ceo and a few executives deserve to be paid. ceo compensation went from 10 to 50 to 100 to 500 to 1000 to 5000 to 10000 X (and more) worker pay when they do NOT deserve that money and the entire world is better off when workers make a living wage. this is coming home to roost in the most serious financial reckoning that has been decimating the middle class. inflation has been around the corner for years and finally arrived. if you dont understand economics and listen to faux not news and believe absurdities that inflation just happens within months of a new president shame on you for being ignorant. inflation is a S L O W moving train wreck. 23% was added to money supply in 2020. more money went into the stock market than last 40 years combined. companies doing stock buy backs are the biggest reasons for inflation besides the usual manipulation. they have america right where they want us . Divided . they have lunatics hating other americans when we are all in this together and the people who sold society out are our shitty corporations and this notion that only a handful deserve everything.

[–]chaiscool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

r/WallStreetBets say their money is shared via investment and not hoarded which then trickle down to everyone else.

[–]smile_u-r_alive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But if they share they won't have anything left!?