Corporations’ Constant, Overriding, Desire Is To Make More Profit/Unit By Cutting Labor Costs

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  • Sell more units at the same amount of profit per unit
  • Sell the same number of units at a higher profit per unit
  • Sell ancillary services or charge add-on fees to bring in additional income
  • Impose import duties on the once American-made products that were now being made with cheap foreign labor and then imported back into the U.S.
  • Impose job retraining obligations on the corporations for the terminated workers
  • Require the corporations to pay salary subsidies equal to the difference between what the workers were making before production was moved offshore and what those same workers were earning after the plant closed for a period to time proportional to their years of service.

How Could They Keep Wages Down For The Jobs That Remained?

Service Jobs Were Difficult To Unionize

  • Yes, the guy delivering Amazon packages is really the CEO and sole employee of an independent business that is selling transportation services and Amazon isn’t his employer. No, Amazon is his customer.
  • The woman transporting passengers for Uber isn’t Uber’s employee. No, she’s running a business and Uber is merely supplying her with marketing and payment processing services.

A Better Name For The So-Called “Sharing Economy” Is “The Shareworker Economy” — A Shareworker Is Nothing More Than An Old-Time Sharecropper In Fancy New Clothes

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David Grace

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 16 novels and over 400 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.