Hilcorp Energy, one of the largest privately held oil and natural gas exploration companies in the United States announced that it would give all 1,381 employees a year-end bonus of $100,000 after what the company called a positive year in growth.
I'm not saying turning socialist is a legitimate response (I'm not denying it either), I'm just pointing out the fact that news articles like these point out (or exaggerate) the inequality in our society.
>point out (or exaggerate) the inequality in our society.
An article about an employer allowing his employees to partake of the profits they helped him earn points out or even exaggerates the inequality in our society?
Sure, he's a billionaire and his employees are not rich. But that's beside the point, isn't it? If you were ignorant to the existence of billionaires prior to this article then there is no helping you.
So when people are talking about millionaires that goes completely over their heads.
When people mention guys earning lots of money they are essentially deaf.
But when somebody says something about somebody who isn't a millionaire getting a big bonus, then that's suddenly enough to remind them of everything that is wrong with the world?
I disagree, though I am a socialist. I feel this is the lone example of capitalism "working..." and think it would embolden the arguments of conservatives (in their eyes) Though the guy is a freakin billionaire so 100M is really only 1/10th of a billion ect.
>implying that won't blow it on hookers and blackjack
Still, a really nice gesture. What the fuck is a billionaire even going to use all that money for besides influencing politicians to protect his money.
Yeah, and capitalism is shit.
Germany has a equal or superior quality of life for most people than the US despite its socialist-ness.
If Germany was the same size of the US, its overall financials would be far superior. (relatively speaking, the world would be vastly different with such a huge socialist state)
Capitalism and "freedums" are just too easy to abuse. Regulation is NEEDED.