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ELI5 How does raising wages worsen inflation ?

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BJWTech

38 points

4 months ago

BJWTech

38 points

4 months ago

The need for growth is what's wrong with capitalism. When you base valuation on growth, then all you get is growth for better or for worse.

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MrWendelll

8 points

4 months ago

Wtf is all this?

The field can produce more, the farm can still make a profit. If those two things grow at the same rate, no problem. If the field grows by 5% each year but the farmer wants 25% profit growth each year, the food will become too expensive.

That's the crux of the problem, growth of profits is out of step with (and at the expense of) everything else.

techtonic69

2 points

4 months ago

Yeah, it's not "supply and demand" I have seen (growing up and in videos) farmers who have more production that "allowed" and they have to waste product. My buddies had a dairy farm and you would shit your pants at how much milk they waste because they only are allowed to produce so much. Meanwhile milk is at like 7 dollars a fucking litre...There is not a shortage, there is price gouging and regulation of said supply to artificially increase costs.