Originally Posted by razrback
And yet personal maids, nannies, and housecleaners are completely standard. Newsflash: We are like a 70% service economy. You not caring much about basic principles of economics and exchange is obvious already.
Plenty of people don't have maids and nannies, and, of those that do, very few have staff that live in their houses 24 hours a day providing round the clock services. I was talking specifically about a situation where one person is trying to hire a personal armed guard (or in LivAs example, 10) and saying that this paricularly service would not be affordable for most people earning a normal salary.
Hold the phone. Security is most likely a bit higher on the marginal utility scale there genius, like at least higher than "entertainment or whatever". Like, someone with property worth protecting probably wouldnt see what they have left over at the end of the month and wonder if they can pay for the securitization and insurance of their property. JUST A GUESS THO RITE [/QUOTE]
Everyone will prioritize their expenses differently, I was simply pointing out that you can't devote ALL of your resources to security... Even if security is your top priority, you still need some money for food and clothes. AM I RITE?
The average salary is high enough for me to buy cheeseburgers at McDonalds LOL Y WOULD ANYONE FLIP BURGERS AT MCDONALDS INSTEAD OF GETTING A MUCH HIGHER PAYING JOB LOL [/QUOTE]
The reason why you can buy a cheap burger at McDonalds is because the guy manning the grill can make burgers for other people when he isn't busy making your burger. If you wanted to hire that guy to make burgers for you and only you, you're burger would be a lot more expensive
Easily the dumbest portion of your post. I can make a lot more robbing a bank tonight than I can doing whatever it is I do, so why don't I? Really?
stopping here for now. [/QUOTE]
Well, presumably you are a good person and you have morals... But, for people who want to reduce everything down to a pure cost benefit analysis, bank robbery or theft would be economically rational for lots of people if they were bigger and stronger than the people they were trying to steal from...