Now that's my kind of rich bastard!
June 27, 2014 8:47 AM Subscribe
The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats:
posted by mondo dentro (134 comments total)
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"The thing about us businesspeople is that we love our customers rich and our employees poor. So for as long as there has been capitalism, capitalists have said the same thing about any effort to raise wages. We’ve had 75 years of complaints from big business—when the minimum wage was instituted, when women had to be paid equitable amounts, when child labor laws were created. Every time the capitalists said exactly the same thing in the same way: We’re all going to go bankrupt. I’ll have to close. I’ll have to lay everyone off. It hasn’t happened. In fact, the data show that when workers are better treated, business gets better. The naysayers are just wrong."
And in Politico, no less. It appears that Nick Hanauer's money has not destroyed his ability to think clearly and equitably... using actual facts
and historical evidence
! He appears to be following Ralph Nader's script
Previously: Nick Hanauer's TEDx talk