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   Jun 25

Your Questions About Gardening

George asks…

Which companies provide the best/worst standard of living for employees?

Here’s the deal. I’ve come to terms with the fact that we are, currently, living in a hellish corporate bureaucracy. Given the situation, I would like to spend the rest of my life avoiding as many big-name capitalist institutions as possible. I do, however, require certain things as a human being living on this earth. I eat, I drink, I smoke, I use technology. We’re living in the 21st century here. I’ve got to make a living for myself, and it remains against the law to go fishing without a licence or grow your own tobacco in certain areas. Where could I spend my cash in good conscience?

Which companies provide their low-level employees with the best pay? Are there any websites that provide this type of information? If not, is there any personal advice you could give me about your own choices I live in Central PA, if that helps. I do support any small business I can. I avoid Wal-Mart and McDonald’s at all costs, etc. When small business is nowhere to be found locally, though how do you suggest I handle these things? Are there any large corporations that treat their employees well? I’m curious.

Help me out with this. And, if you don’t understand why I’m doing this, you’re just another braindead, self-obsessed American loser, destined for a miserable factory life. I urge you to open your eyes, too.

Thanks.
Keith,
It wouldn’t surprise me if there were a website dedicated to this. I mean, some of us actually do care about where our money ends up. To answer your question, the ones that really hit it big. In such an oligarchy, there wouldn’t be all too many.

Kyle Butler,
You’ve clearly never been addicted to cigarettes in your life.
Also, you don’t seem to be aware of how these bureaucratic “administrators and petty officials” are established in the first place. Corporations buy off elections under the peoples’ noses, gain control of the workforce, and treat them like the wage-slaves they become. I, for one, attempt to reject this notion by living my life on different terms. I’d like to do more in this life than sit around and watch people like you stuff your face with McDonald’s all day. Speaking of which… good luck with the heart disease.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Somebody has to be capitalist which simply means to invest in a company in the hopes of making a profit. If no one invests then there are no companies. You can’t say let the government do it because they can’t even do the job they are supposed to do. Would you trust politicians to actually efficiently run a company that made quality products. The Soviet Union was famous for it’s product shortages and it’s quality. Do you really want to go that way? I do understand your point about some companies being too greedy and mistreating their employees though. That does happen but there are major corporations that treat their people well. Coors Brewing and Microsoft receive excellent grades in employee satisfaction. There are many others out there to. In most totally socialist countries there are only two classes of people. The rich communist party members and the poor workers. Europe is only socialist in it’s health care and other social practices. Their businesses are still owned by capitalist companies. America has been moving in that same direction for 4 decades now. It started with the Welfare act under Johnson in the 60′s and it continues with the health care law of Obama.

I am a libertarian. I believe in social liberalism but I am a fiscal conservative which means we need to spend only what we have. The deficit is killing this country.

PS – Even China has gone partially capitalist and their economy has grown rapidly because of it.
Capitalism is NOT the enemy – greed is the enemy and you find that in socialist and capitalist economies.

Have a nice day.

EDIT – I don’t stuff my face with McDonald’s – I spend most of my spare time doing volunteer work for children’s charities.

David asks…

IF PEOPLE CAN EASILY GROWN THEIR OWN TOBACCO AND MAKE THEIR OWN BOOZE, WHY HASNT………………….?

Why hasnt the government outlawed them and kept it illegal? Tobacco can be grown and alcohol can be made very easily with just a few simple ingredients. Why does the government have no problem bring able to tax them despite the the fact that people can make their own batch to avoid getting taxed? Beer and wine is legal to make but liquor is illegal to make but people make it anyway and no one cares. People die on the roads from drunk drivers all the time.

Why is marijuana ILLEGAL? I heard that part of the reason is that people would just grow their own and the government wouldnt be able to tax it. Tobacco and alcohol is FAR more deadly to take. No one ever died directly from marijuana and it has some health benefits as a medicine that no other substance has. Why did the ENTIRE planet all suddenly make marijuana illegal in the 20th century? Did the United States force or threaten every country to do it or else they wouldnt help them? Theres not a single country where marijuana is legal. NOT ONE country. Even in Amsterdam its not officially legal but just tolerated. All the countries everywhere on every continent in every culture including small 3rd world countries with lack of any political power all decided to ban the cannabis plant. Theres so many other plants or poisons used as a drug like datura, deadly nightshade, henbane and hundreds of other substances thats still legal somehow. Why is the focus so much on cannabis?

What are your thoughts on this and why?

GardenersCardiff answers:

“Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942), was a U.S. Supreme Court decision that dramatically increased the power of the federal government to regulate economic activity. A farmer, Roscoe Filburn, was growing wheat to feed his chickens. The U.S. Government had imposed limits on wheat production based on acreage owned by a farmer, in order to drive up wheat prices during the Great Depression, and Filburn was growing more than the limits permitted. Filburn was ordered to destroy his crops and pay a fine, even though he was producing the excess wheat for his own use and had no intention of selling it.

The Supreme Court, interpreting the United States Constitution’s Commerce Clause (which permits the United States Congress to “regulate Commerce . . . Among the several States”) decided that, because Filburn’s wheat growing activities reduced the amount of wheat he would buy for chicken feed on the open market, and because wheat was traded nationally, Filburn’s production of more wheat than he was allotted was affecting interstate commerce, and so could be regulated by the federal government.’

Given that tobacco and Booze are taxed, I have no doubt that using the above case and the interstate commerce clause (even though it has nothing to do with inter state commerce) the Federal Government would use the above case to say that making these things for someone’s own consumption affected commerce and therefore could not be done. That is if the Federal government could find someone doing it and so chose to prosecute for the taxation. They probably will start that nonsense the minute Americans allow them to enter homes without just cause.

Susan asks…

why not legalize marijuana?

Think of all the marijuana dealers that would be takin off the streets. couse you could grow your own. it would be like tobacco theres no law against growing tobacco
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GardenersCardiff answers:

Because no politicians or major corporations are making any money off of it, like cigarettes and liquor, at the expense of LIVES.

Cigarettes:
* Lung Cancer
* Heroin-like addiction
* Political pay-offs
* Corporate PROFITS
* Second-hand smoke

Alcohol:
* Addiction
* Fun black-outs
*Traffic fatalities (husbands, wives, children)
* Liver disease
* Political pay-offs
* Corporate PROFITS

Pot:
* Happy people
* No black-outs
* No physical addiction
* No auto deaths
* Contact highs!!!!
* DOESN’T lead to other drug use (propaganda)
* No political pay-offs (awwwwwww, darn)
* No corporate profit – the competition

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