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  1. mjbgtz
    03-20-2015 04:11 PM
    mjbgtz commented on Math: derivatives
    Thank you. Much appreciated.
  2. Monte314
  3. Sarea
    08-19-2014 02:16 AM
    Sarea commented on Blood donation
    poor you. at least you have tried
  4. Shadeylark
  5. Sokami Mashibe
    06-27-2014 01:11 AM
    Sokami Mashibe
    My candy bar analogy goes like this: You are a start up business and you want to sell one candy bar. You Buy the materials to create the candy bar for 50Cents. Since you are too lazy to sell the candy bar yourself, you decide to hire someone else to sell it for you. You want him/her to sell it for $1, and it sells. Because this is a business with only two people, and because it is a mutually beneficial relationship, the single employee in the gets 25 Cents, and the business owner would also get 25 Cents. However, if it came down to Two employees selling candy bars, The business owner gives 50% Of the profit to them both to split according to how many candy bars each employee sold. But then the business gets more complex... The business owner decides he is to lazy to manage his two employees now, and hires a 'manager' a white collar laborer to mange the two blue collar employees. Because the white collar laborer isn't directly selling product, but is still doing a great service, he/she should get paid half of the remaining profit from the business owners profit, after the blue collar laborers receive their profit.
  6. Sokami Mashibe
    06-27-2014 01:05 AM
    Sokami Mashibe
    There are a couple of technological solutions I can think right off, then there a few policy solutions which are really approximations with the aim of achieving 'fair pay'.

    If you look in my ideology at the Way I recommend how businesses should function in regards to their employees, I actually have this very specific model which tries to achieve 'exactly fair pay' as close as possible. For example, in any business, There are going to be more blue collar workers (low-level employees) vs White-Collar Employees. I consider the blue collar employees the people that directly generate profit, and the white collar employees the employees that help to maintain profit, and increase profit margins. That Is why I contend that the Blue collar laborers should get 50% of the total profit of a business (which gets split accordingly to peoples work, work hours, position level etc. I contend that White collar laborers should get 25% of the profit (again split accordingly to who has higher positions in the business), then the last guy, the business owner/manager gets 12.5%.

    one technologies that can help achieve 'fair pay' is a brain scan monitoring technology that reports if workers are working or not. however, i do not believe it should be enforced, but optional for the employee to use, and if an employee optionally does not want to take it, should be approximated by their work hours and position level. Ultimately, fair pay at least in my ideologies sense, does a really good job without technology, since it is determinate on work hours and position level, and uses what I consider an 'exactly' fair percentage basis. If you believe that the percentage levels to be arbitrary, I will be happy to use my candy bar analogy.
  7. Sokami Mashibe
    06-27-2014 12:44 AM
    Sokami Mashibe
    On another note, I actually like your comparison regarding a Pareto Improvement to my view of morality, but it is not exactly the same. The Pareto Improvement does not take into the account the default individual desires to not be treated unfairly or arbitrarily restricted (The first one more so). So while My view of morality Includes the pareto Improvement on a technical basis, it includes default individual desires as well.
  8. Sokami Mashibe
    06-27-2014 12:21 AM
    Sokami Mashibe
    It's not a system of economic 'equality', but rather, economic fairness(not to be confused with 'equality'). For example, it does not make sense that a blue collar laborer should make more or the same as a white collar laborer in a business. And it does not make sense that any one laborer should make more than the business owner. But it does make sense to pay them according to their work, because the business employee relationship is a two sided relationship. In fact, on this notion of fairness, Each laborer/worker would get paid essentially different amounts, because each laborer/worker isn't going to be exactly as productive as every other worker. The minimum wage would be eliminated under my notion of fairness for something superior: Fair pay. In this instance, Businesses that struggle means that both the employee and the owner lose (They are a mutually beneficial relationship to create profit after all). thriving businesses would make much money for just about every employee, with of course the business owner getting the largest amount in the end by far.

    It's ironic though, Simply by mentioning the word 'fairness', the ideology has been straw manned and misrepresented as other ideologies that this particular ideology (morationalism) is objectively not.
  9. Sokami Mashibe
    I will elaborate further on my objective determinations of morality. I view morality as having a motive to exist in the first place, And from that motive, you can make a series of extrapolations. The motive for why the concept of morality exist in the first place is the interest of individuals. There is positive interest for things that benefit you directly, and negative interest for things that harm you directly. Since all individuals try to avoid negative interest, and achieve positive interest, a proper extrapolation is to assert that No individual should create a condition that is 'negative' to another individual. By default, the Material and physical well-being, as well as desire to not be treated unfairly, and to not be arbitrarily restricted are all the positive interest of individuals. With that extrapolation We have an objective basis to determine what is truly 'moral'. Perhaps I will incorporate this into my ideology so that there is less confusion.
  10. envirodude
    06-04-2014 12:25 AM
    envirodude commented on Math: A Particularly Uninteresting Problem
    FTR, I used wolfram too. No idea how/why anyone would do the integral without.
  11. samrom
    05-22-2014 04:43 PM
    samrom commented on Abortions, statistics, tragedies or convenience?
    I haven't considered that view point before! Thank you for articulating that so well.
  12. Monte314
  13. deconspire
    02-02-2014 02:19 AM
    deconspire commented on Is microeconomics bullshit?
    fucking thank you.
  14. Monte314
    What a great sculpture! Why can't we see the Truth in this?
  15. envirodude
    10-17-2013 02:06 AM
    envirodude commented on I'm not convinced about income inequality
    Thank you. I knew back had to be wrong, but I couldn't put it into words.
  16. JackCY
    06-01-2013 02:07 PM
    JackCY commented on Physics: Log Rolling!
    false, nothing moves, no forces and other variables defined
  17. Monte314
    05-31-2013 08:18 AM
    These are great problems! In a couple of my classes, I use collections of problems like these as term projects. I give them different values based upon difficulty, and students choose which ones they want to do. They present their solutions to the class on the last day of the class. Everything is open book, take-home, no time limit. I like this approach because it's more realistic and creative than an exam, there is no time pressure, I don't have to waste class time on exams, and it gives students control of the process.
  18. Monte314
    05-30-2013 08:22 PM
    Monte314 commented on Physics: Log Rolling!
    Cool problem!
  19. Freeburgh
    Being a smartass, I would have responded - I used the escape velocity of Jupiter....
  20. Aronnax
    This is an excellent thought experiment; I wonder how he'll try to reconcile his Panglossian vision of a free market in a situation where there's only one owner.

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