Yep…a lot of the inequity you refer to is horrible, borderline criminal. But you can’t blame “corporate greed”, because corporate greed is just human greed…many, many individual stock holders and individual employees are behind virtually all corporations; individual consumers buy their goods and services knowing what they are doing (e.g. Walmart, Lowes Depot, etc.); and individual politicians at all levels voted in by individual citizens are why corporations can get away with so much…no sense listing all of the horrible stuff.
Figure out how to get citizens to care and vote “better”, how to get shareholders to pick “better” directors and require them to hire “better” management, and how to get people to be “better” consumers, and I’m in. You could start a corporation and teach people how to do all of this…I’d invest in that company, and work there, and buy their product :–)
But my main point from other thread is that home prices and income/wages are nearly completely decoupled; saying one went up and the other didn’t is near meaningless. And the statement “home prices have doubled” is silly to me…have they doubled in Appalachia? In south Chicago? In Pigs Knuckles, NE? There are probably very few places home prices have doubled, actually. I know those were not your statements, just addressing as that was the post that got the ball rolling.
In the same vein, if a society wants wages to go up, I’d suggest 1) quit importing a servant class and 2) quit exporting higher paying jobs. Also target good legislation at all levels that incentivizes employers to focus on long term growth rather than short term profitability. Also, incentivize training and education outside of normal, traditional pathways given all of the disruption in various industries.
All of this is clearly a job for “Mblatz & Lordrook, Inc.!! :–) (yes, I am named first…it was my idea!)