Re: Re: Nothing to disagree with here! -- Because nothing here.
What is this? An empty comment? It's a giant white rectangle! You haven't showed me any of Mike's positions! No links or anything, not even your name! Ack, it's a blank name! You don't exist, this comment never happened.
They should make their own list, call it the 707 list or whatever, "list of douchebag countries that have stupid lists used to manipulate other countries on behest of their corporate overlords." Make it one country long, and write "United States of America" on it.
Re: Mike continually surprised that Rich corporatists are bad.
"can't or won't generalize"
Oh, so all this is about out_of_the_blue complaining that some aren't quick to stereotype others. This explains a lot. He can't accept that a blogger somewhere says "this rich guy is bad, that rich guy is bad", no, he won't shut up until it's "the Rich(TM) are bad! all of them! blarghablargha!"
If you don't want to depend on an employer, you can be self-employed or become an employer yourself.
The latter two probably need more than skills, they need connections and/or capital. And even then, you can't have employers without employees, so for each employer, we probably would have at least 5 or so people that are employees.
I mean, it's not like every person that has had a criminal record can found his own company or do freelance work. I mean, if that's possible, then in theory every person in the world could be self-employed... but on average, they won't.
So you end up with a "caste" of permanently unemployed people anyway if something isn't fixed.
Just to be sure, when people say "loser pays" they only mean the plaintiff, right? Being sued, then losing, then being forced to pay extra for the money spent suing you also seems like a recipe for abuse.