Employee benefits are a sham and its time we all admit it

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I’m going to make a simple thesis statement right at the outset: employee “benefits” are nothing more than tools that help the employer retain an employee without actually providing that employee with the proper incentives to remain with the company.

I realized this when I dropped my full-time status at…

Reflections on some things I can’t get past my skull

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I have a question about consciousness….

What is it?

The dictionary defines it as “the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself.” But consciousness is so much more than awareness. It involves an inner experience: sights, sounds, movies, words, ideas, sensations, and complex reasoning.

Often the…

Reflecting on the morality of capitalism

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“Fundamentally, there are only two ways of co-ordinating the economic activities of millions. One is central direction involving the use of coercion — the technique of the army and of the modern totalitarian state. The other is voluntary co-operation of individuals — the technique of the market place.”

– Milton…

Capitalism and justice

Find out how much you are being exploited by your employer with this simple experiment

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Let’s imagine a hypothetical. Bob works at McDonalds. Bob is convinced that he is being underpaid at his current wage of $12 per hour. He is upset that McDonalds makes millions of dollars on his back.

But Bob’s not dumb. He realizes that the success of his company is due…

Carmelo San Paolo

Writing about the political, philosophical, and sociological musings that keep me up at night. Read my stories and so I can quit Ambien.

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