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[–] Mylon 2 points 1 point (+3|-2) ago 

Wage slavery is worse. At least slave owners had a vested interest in the health of their slave and had to house and feed them. Modern wageslaves don't have any of those guarantees and when they burn out because they can't handle poverty, they are easily replaced.


[–] prairie 6 points -6 points (+0|-6) ago 

I bet wage slavery would be worse if it could exist.


[–] 9127570? ago 

It can exist when education is controlled from birth and probably 90% of the population is never taught personal finance. I am the only person I know out of dozens who keeps a personal budget. I also am one of the lowest earning people I know, but I'd say I have the nicest life. I eat better and buy quality stuff, just much less often.

They all think I'm rich though, because you don't see the 200 sweets I decided against buying, or the soda that I quit 2 years ago, or the soap nuts I started using instead of chemical detergent, or the coffee I stopped drinking to replace with an occasional cup of "the good stuff". They just see "he bought a nice hat" and assume I'm making a shitload.