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Anonymous 05/14/2018 (Mon) 20:19:02 [Preview] No. 16432
eff Bezos' salary is $1,600,000 per year, but due to his stock holdings in Amazon, he actually makes $12,000,000 per hour. In other words, he earns the median yearly salary of an Amazon employee every 9 seconds. One of his bathroom breaks could pay off your house.


Anonymous 05/14/2018 (Mon) 20:20:43 [Preview] No.16433 del
>>16432
With the rise of these mega-corps, I'm thinking that they'll essentially have the same effects as a government, minus the restrictions. So, while deregulation could lead to smaller government on paper, the end result might effectively be indistinguishable from very big government.
Perhaps even (if it isn't almost the case already) elected officials will be an archaic formality, like the royals, purely for public show. The real wheeling and dealing that affects our lives, however, happens behind closed doors, between people we didn't elect.

Both ends of the spectrum take different roads to the same destination. Those are the sides we constantly see fighting in the public square. The desirable outcome, however, that leaves the most amount of freedom & prosperity for the most people, lies in a balanced approach.


Anonymous 05/14/2018 (Mon) 22:52:47 [Preview] No.16434 del
he gets that much just off of like dividends? I never got why they count stock as part of networth like that, it can fluctuate a lot and if they sell it then they aren't nearly as influential as they were previously.


Anonymous 05/15/2018 (Tue) 03:12:00 [Preview] No.16436 del
>>16434
Well he's now the richest man in the world, having surpassed Bill Gates. How else are you going to indicate wealth? He clearly held back on enriching himself earlier so he could reinvest in Amazon and then have tons of money when his shares became worth something.

More importantly, Amazon stock is projected to keep rising so he's just going to become super rich (except that he is likely to be pressured to do philanthropy since he's rich.)


Anonymous 05/15/2018 (Tue) 16:25:53 [Preview] No.16439 del
Unfortunately we have a extremely corrupt government which is too busy fucking over consumers and taxpayers, rather than busting up monopolies like Amazon with already existing Anti-trust laws.

But please leftists, enlighten me once more how increasing government is going to help us with this incompetence and corruption...


Anonymous 05/15/2018 (Tue) 16:29:35 [Preview] No.16440 del
>>16433
>With the rise of these mega-corps, I'm thinking that they'll essentially have the same effects as a government, minus the restrictions.

The mega corps buy off the politicians and government officials. They then endorse bureaucracy that they bribed off because it shuts down their competition! And those who are bribed will never target their own special interests with Anti-trust laws. That's how it works in America today. They killed the free market and it is now becoming State run for special interests only.

Ironic how Bezos used to work with the CIA years ago too. But forget all that, right?


Anonymous 05/16/2018 (Wed) 01:36:41 [Preview] No.16443 del
>>16440
You're right, his collaboration to put intelligence data on the cloud is scary stuff.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/the-details-about-the-cias-deal-with-amazon/374632/


Anonymous 05/16/2018 (Wed) 04:30:40 [Preview] No.16446 del
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>GET AMAZON! KILL! KILL! KILL!
>The mega corps is the ULTIMATE EVILZ FINAL BAUSS!

You people and your wide eyed disillusionment. You form the cutest scene ever as you shake your collective finger at the current installment of the economic enemy of the month club.

>>16433
>With the rise of these mega-corps

Back in the day, pre-internet, we called them conglomerates. A descriptive perfectly fitting to Amazon in the year of our Lord (Jeff?), 2018. The only difference between now and then? The conglomerates of yesteryear took longer to get things done.

Don't mind my singling you out though. I think you get it. The rest of you are sorely in need of some proper perspective in the form of a history lesson, pic related.


Anonymous 05/16/2018 (Wed) 11:54:19 [Preview] No.16447 del
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>conglomerates
>pic related


Anonymous 05/16/2018 (Wed) 21:58:26 [Preview] No.16451 del
>>16446
Unlike 50 some years ago conglomerates could not turn into monopolies, they'd be broken up before they could amass that much power. The question is will today's conglomerates (such as Amazon) be broken up with anti-trust suits before its too late? Likely not because Big Govt is in love with Big Tech.

I sure as hell am not going to buy all that Amazon spyware they keep shilling (echo speech monitor, digital thermostat carbon-taxer, spy-fridges, hack-my-door-open locks, etc.) Fuck Amazon, I will not buy any of their crap.


Anonymous 05/16/2018 (Wed) 22:11:01 [Preview] No.16452 del
>>16451
It's not a question of love, it's a question of corruption. The government is corrupted and only defend openly the interest of the big companies, obviously if you're not looking at the government being the direct employees of such companies. The government is a support structure, held by big companies, that use the resources of the nation for their own need. Tt always was more or less the case (funding of the FED), but not that openly.
Liberalism in a unregulated, big market is absolutly retarded and don't work.
Liberalism only can work in little market, with extreme regulation, with total ban on speculation. It would be the end of walmart, and the come back of little local shops.


Anonymous 05/16/2018 (Wed) 22:13:47 [Preview] No.16453 del
>>16433
>With the rise of these mega-corps, I'm thinking that they'll essentially have the same effects as a government, minus the restrictions.
Absolute level of american education. Don't understand shit, and still give his opinion thinking he lives in a democracy, and so he has any power.


Anonymous 05/18/2018 (Fri) 13:47:26 [Preview] No.16477 del
>>16453
The so-called "educational system" in America is an absolute joke at best. More or less a racket. There is literally no value taking huge loans of debt to get college degrees either since 9 times out of 10 graduates end up flipping burgers and sweeping up hospital floors for a living.

For those that refuse to go to trade schools and learn actual skills; (such as plumbing, construction, electrical engineering, mechanics, etc.); you might as well go kill yourselves it would make your brief existence more humane and worthwhile.


Anonymous 05/19/2018 (Sat) 05:54:31 [Preview] No.16484 del
>>16477
Bleh, none of that teaches you critical thinking. It's great for getting a job but the university should actually teach you philosophy and shit. Here's what the system should look like:

Graduate high school (reform the system so kids actually enjoy learning and have to learn more)

Free trade school training

Another few years of university after that if you work for a few years, and don't flunk out at the university so you can broaden your mind and not be another retard who votes for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz in the primaries 'cas they can think like you and are gonna fix your problems.


Anonymous 05/19/2018 (Sat) 05:55:46 [Preview] No.16485 del
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>>16484
And if I wasn't clear, the university should be free if you aren't such a loser that you flunk out.


Anonymous 05/20/2018 (Sun) 08:58:03 [Preview] No.16501 del
You can learn philosophy on your own, you don't need a university, and if you do then you're a helpless retard who needs spoonfeeding, and thus won't learn anything anyway.


Anonymous 05/20/2018 (Sun) 09:04:15 [Preview] No.16502 del
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>>16501
>everything you just said
You must be joking my nigger.


Anonymous 05/20/2018 (Sun) 11:18:26 [Preview] No.16509 del
>>16432
>One of his bathroom breaks could pay off your house.
That's appropriate, for I live in a shithouse.


Anonymous 05/21/2018 (Mon) 16:28:30 [Preview] No.16529 del
>>16477
THIS.

>>16484
You can learn anything you really need to know at a trade school to get a decent productive job. If you go into thousands of dollars in student loans just to get some philosophy degree then you are dumb enough to flip burgers for a living trying to pay all that debt back off.

Plumbers and electricians make a killing. FACT. Construction workers typically make enough to put a roof over their family's heads and provide food on the table too.

So why is it that almost every college graduate I know today lives in small apartments, in debt, with multiple shitty part time jobs? Maybe because they are fucking suckers getting CONNED!



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