Monday, February 05, 2018

Small-Spending, Prosperous GoodSpaceGuy Defeated Electorally for the 18th Time!

Post Number 50
2018 February 5.   Updated February 6
In last year's, 2017 King County Executive Primary Election, the voters in my race decided to overwhelmingly continue on the same big spending, Big Government, Command Economy Course that is producing so many homeless people.
  What  man-made misery! So unnecessary! Let's move towards the freedom of the Market Economy.

In this 50th message, I, GoodSpaceGuy, am re-printing my suggested course of action as published in the August 1, 2017 King County Primary Voters' Pamphlet: Only about 6% of the voters in my race endorsed with their votes my program for raising the living standard, but I want to thank that 6% who understand that the free market increases employment and thereby prosperity. By getting more people working for you the consumers, we can raise the living standard. We should declare the minimum wage, which interferes with the rights of problem people to negotiate their own wages, to be  unconstitutional.!

                      Candidate for the Office of King County Executive
                              2017 Voters’  August 1 Primary Pamphlet

Education:  University educated in Germany, Sweden, and America.
            Earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with Economic minors

Occupation:  Part owner: Boeing, Microsoft, PacCar, Disney, IRobot, Orbital, Southwest, etc.

Abolishing the minimum wage will create jobs, jobs, and more jobs and a fantastic future.
As usual, as a small spending/small tax, perennial candidate running against big spending/big tax perennial incumbents, I, GoodSpaceGuy, am advocating for a better orbital space program and a peoples’ technological living standard that soars up into the sky.
We should allow the economy to create jobs for everyone who is willing to work. We should move away from the hugely out-of-balance Command Economy and its destructive minimum wage.
We should move towards the voluntary, competitive, prosperity-producing Free Market Economy.
More jobs help produce solutions. Jobs are solutions! Stop killing jobs. Also let’s transform King County into a clean and beautiful parking paradise in which King County becomes a good home for many industries, including the space industry and the fantasy-of-film industry.
Problem people have difficulty finding, getting, and keeping jobs. The job destroying minimum wages seem to say, “Problem people, you may not work! You will earn zero dollars per hour.”
The minimum wage of the Command Economy forbids problem people working.  Bad things happen. Employers refuse to hire problem people. Homelessness, misery, begging, trash, and crime increase. The homeless get wet and cold in the trashy, winter rain.
After we abolish the minimum wage, problem people can increase their earnings. Work produces worker wealth and skill, an upward path. As it becomes easier to get jobs, problem people can help make King County clean, beautiful, and great again. Let’s declare the job destroying minimum wage to be unconstitutional.

To decrease homelessness, begging, welfare, and crime, please defend the right of problem people to sell their faulty labor at their individual low market rates. Elect GoodSpaceGuy as your next King County Executive. Go Seahawks! Go Mariners!

Monday, November 07, 2016

Donald Trump and Goodspaceguy

Donald Trump and Goodspaceguy,
2016 November 7, Monday
Post Number 49
Being an optimist, I Goodspaceguy predict that tomorrow the voters in all 50 states will elect Donald Trump President of the United States. He will win all 50 states. I do not wish to believe that the voters of any state will instead vote for lies and crime. With Trump as President, the high way to a great people's prosperity will be open. With Trump as President, it will become easier to work and build a people's 'prosperity on Spaceship Earth. (I prefer that we think of our Earth as a fabulous natural spaceship.)

Added comment:
2017 January 2, Monday:
My Dear Fellow Travelers of Spaceship Earth,
I, Goodspaceguy, was correct in my wishful prediction that Donald Trump would be elected President of the United States,
But, unfortunately he was only elected by a majority of the voters in 30 of the 50 states.
In the remaining 20 states, a majority of the voters seemed to have endorsed lies, lies, and corruption. When I made my wishful prediction, I was hoping that the voters in the lost 20 states would not endorse lies, lies, and corruption with their votes.

 I now wish you - the glorious, remarkable people of our Spaceship Earth - a prosperous 2017,
But with increases in the job-destroying minimum wage,
Poverty will continue among people-with-problems!
With not enough jobs, Crime will increase!
Please re-create the destroyed jobs by abolishing the minimum wage of the Command Economy!
Please support instead the prosperity-producing, voluntary, competitive Free-Market Economy.
The Free Market Economy produces prosperity.
The Command Economy produces poverty.
As Spock would say, "Live long and prosper."

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Goodspaceguy, 2016 Washington State Gubernatorial Candidate for Prosperity

This is message #48 from me Goodspaceguy on my blog Our Spaceship Earth
2016 June 26 (I might revise this message from time-to-time.)

2016 June 29, Wednesday: To move towards small government, vote for the small spending
candidates. Vote against the big spending candidates who build big intrusive government and subject the people to heavy taxation. Gubernatorial candidate Goodspaceguy says that small government and a large private sector and the competitive free market produces the higher living standard. Eleven 2016 candidates for Governor of Washington State is good competition! Is the news media you follow reporting to you about these eleven candidates? It is also good that there are so many candidates (17) in the US Senate race from Washington State. These primary election races end on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, just 34 days from now, June 29.

2016 May 27

Elected Experience:
Goodspaceguy was elected to leadership in various fun, social organizations.

Other Professional Experience:
Benefiting from do-it-yourself skills and shared-living, Minnesota-born, amateur economist and amateur investor Goodspaceguy has become prosperous.

Being university educated in business, economics and other subjects in Germany, Sweden, and America, has given amateur linguist Goodspaceguy a worldview.

Community Service:
As we travel with our Mother Sun inside our Milky Way Galaxy, amateur astronomer Goodspaceguy thinks of our Earth as our “Spaceship Earth.” Former Boy Scout Goodspaceguy tries to improve our Spaceship Earth Home in simple ways: like picking up litter and helping here and there. Professional amateur Goodspaceguy is a Generalist.

  Thank you to my more than 55,000 friends who voted for me, Goodspaceguy, in 2015. In our democracy, we, the people, build our living standard. We should now stop building the poverty-inducing welfare state, and we should resume building our competitive, free market.
  How? Stop voting for the big spenders who become the big taxers and growers of enormous, stifling government that leads to high rents and high prices. Instead, vote for the small spenders so that the competitive, free market segment of our economy can profitably grow and hire more producers. Also, study economics, which tells us how to operate our prosperity, movie, and poetry producing free market.
  Unemployed people should reclaim the right to sell their own labor at bargain rates. Because the minimum wage prevents some people from getting work, abolish the minimum wage. The minimum wage shrinks our exchange economy, destroys jobs, increases crime, and increases homelessness. The minimum wage is a tool of force of the always-out-of-balance, evil command-economy.
  Defend the right of even losers and slackers to enter the work force and raise the living standard by selling their labor at their low market value. Low loser wages will allow even criminals to get legal jobs. We need their help. As losers work, many will learn and improve their skills and earning power. They will help produce more and more goods and services … thus raising the living standard at lower, but profitable prices. Let’s turn losers and criminals and welfare recipients into productive workers. Jobs reduce crime and panhandling. Let’s activate the power of the market place to turn losers and criminals into winners in a low cost, low stress, free-parking, Washington State of beautiful sky homes. Let’s build a free market Utopia.

Campaign phone number: 206-601-8172
Campaign email:
Campaign website:

2016TVWPoetryStatement (5 minutes)

If you want to improve cars, study auto mechanics.
If you want to improve our living standard, study economics,
And vote for the small spenders …
Not the big spenders.

Big government bad!
Small government good!

Let’s build a full-employment … free market … utopia.
With profits, let’s incentivize the competitive free market machine.
Through work, let’s build up our living standard.
Let’s explain and expand the competitive free market machine.

I, candidate Goodspaceguy, am trying to decrease poverty.
I, economist Goodspaceguy, am trying to increase prosperity.
I want us to build a full-employment … free market … utopia.
Let’s expand the equilibrium, free market machine that produces utopia.

I love competitive capitalism.
Capitalism is the best.
Capitalism raises our living standard,
Better than all the rest.

Better than the poverty of the incentive-killing welfarism,
Better than the poverty of intrusive, gross governmental-ism.
Better than the use of force by socialism.

The competitive free market system is the best.
The competitive free market system is better than all the rest.

The free market system is better than crumbly communism.
The free market system is better than shoddy socialism.
The free market system is better than gross governmentalism.
The free market system is better than wormy welfarism.

I want jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs.
I want jobs for everyone.
I want jobs for your mothers.
I want jobs for your brothers.

At individual, supply and demand wages, everyone can work.
It is work … that raises the living standard.
Getting more people to work,
Makes increasing production less hard.

Losses bad.
Profits good.

I want jobs for the homeless.
I want jobs for the panhandlers.
From the welfare rolls, I want workers.
To raise the living standard, let’s turn welfarists into workers.

When supply through competition increases, prices can decrease.
When housing through competition increases, rents can decrease.

But when people raise the minimum wage, prices go up,
And the exchange economy chokes and shrinks, chokes and shrinks.
Jobs are lost. People say, “At sky-high prices, I will not buy.”
Jobs are lost at higher prices, and the exchange economy shrinks.

When the minimum wage increases,
Crime also increases … because jobs decrease.
But when the cost of labor decreases,
Crime also decreases … because jobs increase.

More jobs  … less crime.

So many people forbidden to work by the minimum wage.
So many people turning to crime because of the minimum wage.
So many people made homeless by the minimum wage.
So much trash, too expensive to clean up … because of the minimum wage.

To raise our living standard, let’s reject the Command Economy.
Let’s abolish the job-destroying minimum wage.
Socialism uses the force of the Command Economy.
Let’s abolish the crime-promoting, trash- promoting minimum wage.

If we expand competitive capitalism and change welfare into work-fare,
Watch our state of Washington change into a giant economic faire.

Jobs will increase if we abolish the minimum wage.
Homelessness will decrease if we abolish the minimum wage.
Trash will decrease if we abolish the minimum wage.
Crime will decrease if we abolish the minimum wage.

Blessed be you, the brain-storming merri-makers
For you may become Washingtonian movie-makers.

By the sweat of your brows,
You shall earn your bread.
By the sweat of your brains,
You shall build your mansions.

Your life is your mansion.
Your life and your body were the start of your mansion.
In the heavens above there will be many mansions,
Boeing-built to orbit Spaceship Earth and our Sun.

Let’s not destroy Seattle’s viaduct. Let’s park on it instead.
When we buy our gas, we also pay a tax.
If we start parking on Seattle’s viaduct, Seattle moves ahead.
With more parking, we might relax to the max.

To raise our living standard, let us study economics,
Which tells us how to build a full-employment, equilibrium utopia.
The competitive free market moves us towards equilibrium economics,
But the command economy moves us towards waste and distopia.

Stop building the command economy’s compulsory distopia.
Instead, let’s build a full-employment, free market utopia.
Make individual, market-rate jobs …Washington’s claim to fame.
Google Goodspaceguy. Goodspaceguy is my name. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Goodspaceguy: Defend Small Business: Abolish the Minimum Wage

Goodspaceguy: Defend Small Business: Abolish the Minimum Wage

(Guten tag, Deutschland.)
This is message #47 from me, Goodspaceguy, on my blog Our Spaceship Earth
2015 August 28 (I might revise this from time-to-time.)

2014 October 30: To see videos about candidate Goodspaceguy and his attempt
to raise the living standard into orbital space, go to the internet or
 to YouTube and google Goodspaceguy. There you can also see videos by people
 who claim to be Goodspaceguy.  These other Goodspaceguys may have the goal
of discrediting Goodspaceguy.
Drew Atkins, editor at Crosscut Public Media, also recently released his elaborate
 space interview with Goodspaceguy on Crosscut and on KCTS TV. This amusing
 interview has also made it to YouTube.

2015 October 27: Goodspaceguy says, "Rent controls destroy the rental markets!"

2015 October 19, Monday : Yesterday I was informed that I, Goodspaceguy,
  have been endorsed by the 34th Legislative District Republican Party.
  This is helpful for me because I have felt somewhat alone in my past attempts to
  un-sabotage our competitive, free-market,capitalistic economy, that works to raise
  the living standard.
  Of all the economic systems that I know of, free-market, competitive, capitalism
  seems to produce the best path to a higher living standard.
  We should try to build a Spaceship Earth (Planet Earth) upon which people can
  easily find and change work at their different market values. Each different job
  that a person gets is like a new classroom.

Property rights are the pathway
To prosperity for the people.
          Goodspaceguy, 2015 September 5

Support Citizen Alliance for Property Rights.

The following statement is suppose to appear in the voters pamphlet for the election ending
 on Tuesday, November 3 in King County, Washington State:

Port of Seattle
Commissioner Position Number Two
Candidate Goodspaceguy

Contact information:
10219 Ninth Ave. So.
Seattle WA 98168

University educated in Germany, Sweden, and America, Goodspaceguy earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (economic minors.)

Shared Corporate Owner Goodspaceguy: “Unsabotage our shared, competitive, free market!”

Warning: There are several people (some brilliant) who have been writing and producing under Goodspaceguy’s name (perhaps to cause him vote loss?) This is entirely unnecessary because Goodspaceguy can lose votes all by himself just by saying that the anti-free-market, minimum wage should be abolished so that less-productive, disadvantaged people can easily get work at their low market value. (Note: Jobs educate! Being forbidden to work by the minimum wage is terrible.)

You the people of King County own the Port of Seattle. Why are you subsidizing this business through your property tax and through your rent? Are you getting a prosperous King County? No! Goodspaceguy thinks you are getting a lower living standard.

Improving the economy by increasing jobs should be a goal of the port. Make it easy for the long-term unemployed and the homeless and the many beggars to get jobs somewhere in our competitive economy (where supply and demand sets prices.) Unsabotage our economy. Raise the people’s living standard by increasing production.

To fix your car, hire auto mechanics. To fix your economy, elect economists who understand business and the profit incentive. At university, Goodspaceguy spent much time studying business and economics. Because you have a super-duper high-cost port, Goodspaceguy believes cost control should be increased. Investor Goodspaceguy, a small spender and a big saver, has become prosperous. To increase business, Goodspaceguy hopes we will become willing to use business and economics principles to change from a high cost port to a low cost port!

To help Goodspaceguy raise the living standard, please study economics. Read the news. Listen to radio talk show hosts. Discuss and defend capitalism. Remember: when you vote for big spending candidates, you are voting to increase taxes and waste and wild, wild spending (with millions to the terrible tunnel?)

 End of voters' pamphlet statement.

2015 July 18. (Revised 2015 August 28)
I plan to revise and add to this message from time to time.

Small business is said to create 80% of the new jobs, so when small business is attacked, jobs decrease.  Many other candidates claim that they will increase jobs, but by supporting the minimum wage, they actually decrease jobs.

My name is Goodspaceguy, the small business candidate,  and you the people of King County are the owners of the Port of Seattle, which is a governmental business. The port taxes you directly through your property tax or indirectly through your rent (making your rent higher.)  What are you getting for your taxes? I think you are getting a lower living standard.

By taxing you, your port’s goal might be to get you to subsidize and improve the Port so that employment will increase. But because of the huge unemployment caused by the job-destroying minimum wage, your subsidy to the Port is more than cancelled out: so many people not working, so many homeless people.

The minimum wage forbids many less able people to work, which cannot be overcome by the taxes that you pay to the Port. World economics teaches that the higher the minimum wage, the fewer the jobs.

To earn the minimum wage or higher, workers have to produce at the minimum wage level or higher. Some don’t and lose their jobs. As the minimum wage goes up, the less able and the less responsible people usually lose their jobs or don’t even get jobs. It is wrong to use the minimum wage to forbid the less able to work. When we abolish the minimum wage, jobs will increase and homelessness will decrease.

To increase jobs and raise the living standard in the wonderful, competitive, free market, we are suppose to set wages by supply and demand so let’s abolish the job destroying, minimum wage laws.

I am also opposed to the restraint of trade that will be caused by the pending partial merger with the Port of Tacoma.

I, Goodspaceguy, say that work, wealth, and the competitive free market produce a higher living standard for the people than our current, sabotaged system. Study world economics and stop forbidding people to work.



2015 July 17: This message #  47 is a continuation of a work in progress and       will be revised from time-to-time.

Goodspaceguy is one of three candidates for the position of Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position Two. When the King County Primary Election ends Tuesday, August 4, 2015, one of the candidates will have been eliminated, and the surviving two candidates, who get the most votes, will continuing on to the General Election, ending Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

There is a lack of cost control at the Port of Seattle. Thus the port is a high cost port, from which some customers flee, seeking the use of other ports. The elected five member Commission should be a supervising watch group that acts to hold down costs. Goodspaceguy wants to help change the port from a high-cost port into a low-cost port, which attracts users.

Goodspaceguy wants the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle to continue competing with each other instead of engaging in a restraint-of-trade operation named the Northwest Seaport Alliance. Competition promotes cost control, which should promote more business for both Tacoma and Seattle, helping to raise the living standard in both Pierce County and King County. Competition gives you, the people choices. Competition “to the bottom” actually raises the living standard of the people the most and helps to lower prices. Competition helps produce a full employment economy, which is really, really good. I, Goodspaceguy, want to make it easier for people to produce the good life for themselves: much, much better than the good life in Sweden.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Goodspaceguy: Sometimes Government Doesn't Work Well

GoodSpaceGuy: Sometimes Government Doesn’t Work Well
2013 July 23
Dear Fellow Crew members of our Spaceship Earth,
This is message #46 from me, GoodSpaceGuy, on my blog Our Spaceship Earth

Government Bridges to No-Where Projects make some people, such as me, think that we should try to make government smaller so that the workers can keep a larger percentage of what they produce instead of having it taxed away to go for “No-Where” projects.

For example, I am one of four candidates for the position of King County Executive in King County, the most populous county in the state of Washington. We are having an election in King County for various county offices and for the school board, but King County Television doesn’t seem to be interested. Why? What is happening? Perhaps the incumbents don’t see a need for an election in which too, too much is said?

In my mind an election is an important event that should be covered by county owned TV when a county has its own government TV station. Therefore, King County TV should have been promoting this election. It hasn’t.

The City of Seattle in cooperation with King County has been helpful by having the various candidates make video voter guide presentations of two minutes each, but King County Television hasn’t been running them.

According to the King County Television Schedule on the Internet, last week (Monday, July 15 through Sunday July 21, 2013) in order to promote excitement and enthusiasm for our mail-in election, King County Television showed zero of the video voter guide presentations. King County Television is doing a wonderful job of keeping this election a secret. This leads to stable government, favoring the incumbents. Some of the challengers, such as me, might make statements that some people might find upsetting.

The mail-in voting has now begun. But most voters have not seen the video voter guide presentations.

As of this morning (Tuesday, July 23, 2013) the King County Television Schedule for this week (Monday, July 22 through Sunday July 28, 2013) indicates that the candidates’ two minute presentations were shown on Monday, once each, but the schedule shows no plans to show them again during this voting week. Why confuse the voters?  Has the power structure determined that it is better for most voters to vote without having seen the candidates?

Of course, the schedule might be changed at anytime to show the candidates video presentations after more of the voters have voted, but King County television has so many different types of programs to show to educate the voter, for example, “Using Manure in the Garden.”

With so many good programs, its hard to find time for the candidates in our democratic republic.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Goodspaceguy: The Minimum Wage is A Big Cause of Unemployment

Goodspaceguy: The Minimum Wage is A Big Cause of Unemployment
Dear Fellow Crew members of our Spaceship Earth,
This is message #45 from me, Goodspaceguy, on my blog Our Spaceship Earth

Message from Goodspaceguy, a jobs and prosperity candidate for the position of King County Executive, 2013 July 3.

Year after year, the voters elect and re-elect those who will continue the unemployment and the sabotage of our economy ... Stop it.

How high can we raise knowledge and the quality of life in King County? How close can we come to making King County into a leading jobs and wealth growing county? If the people who haven’t learnt economics allow us to unsabotage our competitive free market, our economy can then provide job choices for everyone who wants to work. Let’s unsabotage our economy.

Why are many people unemployed? Answer: Because people, not understanding economics, have sabotaged our economy.

The minimum wage forbids work to those people who don’t produce at the level required by the minimum wage. Supply and demand determines wages. Some of these wages are at levels below the minimum wage. By becoming illegal, these jobs disappear, and thus people become unemployed. If the ability of some people is not sufficient to earn at least the minimum wage, then the minimum wage law says that they may not work. They are allowed to give away their labor as volunteers, but everyone needs money. Some people whose jobs have been destroyed by the minimum wage law turn to crime and welfare.

Suppose you are out walking, and you notice a homeless woman living in front of the entrance to a closed business. She is partly protected by a small roof over the entrance. On the following day, as you walk by, you notice several other adults living in front of the entrance with her. At the level of work required by the minimum wage, these homeless people, although capable of doing useful work, are thought by many to be unemployable. But they need money. Since it is illegal for them to work, they might turn to crime or welfare or both.

As they turn to crime, people suffer from the harm of crime: car break-ins, home burglaries, muggings, and the taxpayers’ taxes for law enforcement go up.

As the unemployed turn to welfare, the workers should understand that they are the true providers of welfare. The workers produce the goods and services that make up the living standard. Through tricky taxation, part of what the workers would get from their employers is, instead, taken away from the workers and given to the welfare recipients. Thus the workers support themselves and the welfare recipients.

The competitive free market determines wage levels by the interaction of the supply of different types of labor with the differing demand for the various kinds of labor. Because of the high demand for highly productive labor, many people are paid more than the minimum wage, but there always are companies of low consumer demand that are losing or coming close to losing money. These companies have difficulty making enough profit to stay in business. The minimum wage pushes some of these struggling businesses out of business, and so jobs disappear and a percentage of our population becomes unemployed. The minimum wage should be called the job and business destroying minimum wage.

The higher the minimum wage, the greater the percentage of people who become unemployed. If we were to raise the minimum wage right now to $100 per hour, most businesses would become unprofitable and most people would lose their jobs. Crime and violence and litter would sky rocket. Our economy would collapse. The cities would become filthy and full of misery.

The minimum wage doesn’t increase the supply of jobs. Instead the minimum wage eliminates the jobs that can’t afford to pay the minimum wage. In the struggling companies, many of the wages as determined by supply and demand fall beneath the minimum wage and so these low paying jobs disappear and the people who would be working these jobs become unemployed.

The minimum wage is a job destroyer and a business destroyer. The minimum wage pushes down the living standard by decreasing the percentage of people working to produce the goods and services that make up the living standard.

What is one of the big things we can do so that low-income people can more easily find a choice of jobs and contribute? Answer: we can lobby to unsabotage our job market. We can lobby for the abolition of the job-destroying minimum wage law that forbids low-income people from selling their labor. Part of freedom is the right to sell one’s labor at a low market price. As more people work, the power to consume goes up. The minimum wage law actually forbids the selling of labor by many homeless people. Free people should be free to sell their labor … even at a low price.

To increase employment in the private sector, increase profits and defend wealth and stop the sabotage of our economy. Losses create layoffs, but profits create jobs.

To increase jobs, please let us build a job and wealth partnership. Let us abolish the evil, job-destroying, business-destroying minimum wage. Both wealth and profits produce private sector jobs that people want done. Let’s abolish the evil, job-destroying minimum wage so that we can get more homeless people and people-with-problems working.

The unemployment rate indicates how badly our leaders have sabotaged our job market. Let’s reduce crime and raise the living standard by unsabotaging our economy. Let us grow jobs for everyone who is willing to work. Idleness promotes crime, but work produces the goods and services and income that make-up our living standard. Let us use our unemployed people! Unemployment is a huge waste!

Our economy is like a truck. Economics tells us how to operate and unsabotage our economic truck. Elect small-spending candidates who understand economics. Vote against the big spenders. Vote against the heavy burden of carrying the big government of the big spenders.

Some centuries have greatness in them. In about the last hundred years, we developed cars, radios, airplanes, movies, television and computerization. We moved from the Horse and Buggy Age into the start of the Space Age. Now a great goal for this new century is for us to help build in King County a Full Employment, Fantastic Future!

I, Goodspaceguy, have studied economics and many subjects, including how to raise the living standard and improve the quality-of-life on our Spaceship Earth. Please, think of our Earth as a fantastic spaceship traveling around our Sun, and with our Sun, traveling around our Milky Way Galaxy.

I, Goodspaceguy, was born in Minnesota and educated at universities in Germany, Sweden, and America. I minored in economics and earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree.

To learn more, please google me: Goodspaceguy, where you will find me and several talented and fascinating people who claim to be me: Goodspaceguy.

Blog: Email: Telephone: 206-601-8172.

Elect Goodspaceguy: Profits, Jobs, Prosperity

10219 Ninth Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98168

Monday, July 16, 2012

Abolish Job-Destroying Minimum Wage

Abolish the Job-Destroying Minimum Wage

By Goodspaceguy, 2012 July 11 - July 16.

Dear Fellow Crewmembers of our Spaceship Earth,

This is message #44 from me, Goodspaceguy, on my blog Our Spaceship Earth.

I, Goodspaceguy, refer to our Earth as our Spaceship Earth, on which we travel through space around our Sun, and with our Sun, we travel inside our Milky Way Galaxy. We should try to raise the living standard all around our Spaceship Earth by speaking out against the stagnation-promoting minimum wages, which we should abolish.

We build our living standard by the goods and services that we produce for each other in our exchange economy.

Profits and losses tell the many, many, competing businesses what we want and what we don’t want. Businesses that, at equilibrium prices, efficiently provide goods or services, which we want, tend to be rewarded with profits.

Inefficient businesses that, at above equilibrium prices, offer us good and services that we don’t have much desire for, tend to be punished with losses and declining business and unsold inventories.

We the workers produce goods or services for each other in our specialized jobs. Our production is sold into our marketplace of exchange. We receive our compensation and buy some of the many other things that other people produce for our marketplace, such as toothbrushes. Our living standard goes up because we can buy things cheaply at their equilibrium price. But it would be very time consuming and difficult for each person to produce their own things of quality, such as toothbrushes or pens or movies or medical care or jet transport airplanes. Without the marketplace of our exchange economy, we would do without many of the things we currently buy from each other. Doing without, our living standard would be much lower.

People who live outside the exchange economy and attempt to produce everything for themselves have a lower living standard. For example, the frontiersmen had difficulty producing good toothbrushes for themselves. They lost their teeth early, and they died early.

In our exchange society, we workers determine our living standard by the amount of goods and services that we produce for each other. The more everyone produces, the greater the supply and the cheaper things become. The equilibrium prices fall, pushed down by the increasing supply and the lower prices required to sell that increased supply. As prices fall, we are able to buy more and more, and our living standard goes higher and higher. As governments inflate their currencies, we often don’t notice when true prices fall. Inflation misinforms us. Because of our increased production per person in the advanced nations on Spaceship Earth, we find that our living standard becomes better than that of the nobility of the Middle Ages in Europe.

We tend to determine prices by the interaction of supply and demand in our competitive, free-market, which works for us, the consumers. This holds also for the various prices for the many different kinds of labor.

Our economy is usually out of balance. We sabotage our own economy. Usually the average cost-of-labor is high in comparison to the amount of money we consumers have to spend or invest. We then buy only part of the different kinds of available labor. The rest of the labor goes unemployed, as is the situation now in the year 2012. Our economy remains sabotaged. We currently have a stagnant economy of high unemployment. When not sabotaged, an economy is supposed to recover rapidly from a recession. This has not happened for us, because the sabotage continues. A significant way we sabotage our economy is by supporting the job-destroying Minimum Wage. Around our world, we should abolish the employer-damaging minimum wages. Our world needs leaders who will attack the job-destroying minimum wages. Our Spaceship Earth needs leaders who will work to unsabotage their economies and end the waste of valuable labor, referred to as unemployment.

If the average cost-of-labor falls significantly, then we consumers will have enough money from our production to buy most of the labor available. We will not only have full-employment, but we will also have a labor shortage. At low prices, we will be eager to hire more labor. We will bid the price of labor up, seeking the equilibrium levels of full-employment for the different kinds of labor.

In our competitive, profit-seeking, free market of exchange, our supply of and our demand for our free market goods (including the different kinds of labor) are always interacting and adjusting and re-adjusting in the continuous search for the always changing prices that move our world-wide economy towards its many local equilibriums of full-employment on our Spaceship Earth. In the regions of low production per person, the compensation is lower. In the regions of high production per person, the compensation is higher.

The job-destroying minimum wages cause fewer people to be working. The more expensive the people in relation to their production, the fewer people are hired by us the consumers. Fewer people are contributing to producing the living standard. Production determines our living standard. Through the trickery of the minimum wages, the fewer workers end up supporting more people on welfare. With fewer people working and more people on welfare, production and our living standard is less. The lost production of the people not working and even on welfare means a lower living standard. For example, with people not working, houses go un-repaired and un-painted. Cars go un-repaired and un-waxed and un-washed. Clothes go un-mended. Furniture and appliances go un-repaired. Things go un-manufactured and services go un-performed, and our civilization becomes littered with trash because those who are un-employed are not producing. Therefore as production is less than it could be, purchasing power in our society is less than it could be. Production is purchasing power. In our exchange society, we pay for what we consume with what we produce. Being thrown out of work by the job-destroying minimum wage means that many are not producing goods or services for their fellow human beings. They are not contributing their special services to what would be a higher living standard for themselves and for the buyers of what would have been their production.

At the higher average cost-of-labor promoted by minimum wages, society does not buy all of the available labor. Unemployment continues. Production is less than under full employment. The production of consumer-desired goods and services is less than what it could be. The lowered production means a lower living standard for us, the people. We the people cannot consume that which we have not produced. Because of the job-destroying minimum wages, we produce less of what we want to consume.

When the people in society at the front-of-the line are overpaid, (paid more than the equilibrium price for their special type of labor) consumers run out of money before they get to the people at the end of the line, whom we then call the unemployed.

But if we have a lower average cost-of-labor promoted by our competitive, free market, which tries to hire everyone, then society buys more labor. At a lower average cost-of-labor, there is more work to be found. Employment increases. With more people working, production goes up. The increased production of goods and services (causes an equilibrium-seeking price decrease often hidden by inflation) equals a higher living standard. We have more to consume.

In our exchange economy, when we consumers pay each other their equilibrium rate-of-pay as determined by free-market supply and demand for their type of labor, then we consumers have enough money to employ everyone who is willing to work at their equilibrium rate. We get our desired full-employment economy of higher production. Higher production equals a higher living standard. More people are working. More people are helping. We have decreased the sabotaged our economy.

Again, in our exchange economy, we work for each other. The changing equilibrium prices for the different types of labor are determined by the interaction of our changing supply and our changing demand for the different types of labor. Our supply of and our demand for our different kinds of labor are always changing, therefore the free-market, equilibrium prices are always changing.

In our competitive free market that works for us, the consumers, the changing prices for our labor are always trying to keep our economy in balance. The equilibrium prices are always being sought and re-sought. When the average price of labor goes too high, we buy less. More unemployment appears. It becomes more difficult to find work. When the average price of labor sinks too low, we buy more. Labor shortages appear, and it becomes easier to find work. We bid the price up labor up, back towards equilibrium. We should want a good balance between our roles as consumers and our roles as workers.

Again, good students of economics should know that the effects of the different but rigid minimum wages are to abolish jobs, push struggling employers out of business, reduce production, and, thereby, reduce the living standard, and encourage the wage and price, upward, inflationary spiral.

Inflation is harmful. Inflation can be thought of as a hidden, harmful tax. The rigid minimum wages seem to help ratchet up inflation.

Under job-destroying minimum wage systems, those businesses that survive in our inflation-prone economy will give some people pay raises. This creates the illusion that the employer-destroying minimum wages are good. This is a false impression because the illusion ignores the people who lose their jobs and the illusion ignores the people who have difficulty finding jobs in the minimum wage, sabotaged economy, and the illusion ignores the businesses that have shut down. Some people get illusionary pay raises in our inflationary economy, but our production, our living standard really decreases, and crime increases.

People who retain their employment after their inflationary pay raises think they are better off, but they are actually worse off. Consider the greater pressure to perform to keep one’s job, the large number of unemployed wanting to take our jobs, the increased difficulty of finding another job, one’s unemployed friends and relatives, societies decreased production of goods and services, and the increased mental damage from unemployment and increased crime.

By pushing people out of our (working-for-each-other) work force and lowering production and thereby society’s living standard, the job-destroying minimum wages have also increased the number of homeless people. People are exploited by being denied employment. Those still employed are being exploited by being the true providers of welfare to those who are granted welfare.

Abolishing the job-destroying minimum wages and thereby getting more people helping will help move us towards full-employment equilibrium and a truly higher living standard because of our higher production.

The job-destroying minimum wages produce stagnant economies that continue to stagnate year after year. Abolishing the job-destroying minimum wages would improve the economy. It would get more people producing. It would get more people consuming that production in our exchange economy.

Many people were not taught the science of economics in high school. They were not taught about the destruction of lives caused by the employment-destroying minimum wage. As governments inflate their currencies, some people demand increases in the minimum wages, not understanding that the minimum wages are significantly lowering the living standards around our world, around our Spaceship Earth.

But the job-destroying minimum wages are really spreading disaster throughout our families and our society by introducing rigidities, by encouraging recessions, by prolonging recessions, by maintaining stagnation, by retarding growth, by lowering our living standards.

Some friends or family members or people you notice out in the community may have difficulty finding employment, never realizing that the underlying cause of this difficulty is an employer-damaging minimum wage that has helped sabotage the local economy and, indeed, the world economy. Employers compete for employees, but when employers are damaged, when their profits decrease, they usually hire fewer employees. Production falls. Our living standard falls.

In our democracies, some of you leaders understand the misery that is being caused by the employment-destroying minimum wages. It is important that you work for the abolishment of these harmful, minimum wages in your part of our Spaceship Earth. Working to abolish the misery-promoting minimum wages is part of good citizenship and leadership. In which areas of our Spaceship Earth can you help to develop higher production per person and thereby a higher standard of living. Explain to other people in our democracies how the job-destroying minimum wages lower production and thereby lowers our living standard.

Some people merely call for the reduction of the job-destroying minimum wages. This is not good enough. Why destroy any jobs? Merely reducing the destructive-minimum wages, merely reduces the unnecessary misery. It doesn’t abolish the misery. At only a reduction in the minimum wages, there still are people who can’t find jobs. People have problems, but usually there are lower prices where it can be profitable to employ them in spite of their problems. Even though some people have noticeable problems, why should we lose their production contribution to the living standard. People-with-problems can still contribute to the production that raises the living standard on our Spaceship Earth. Therefore, remove the cause of this misery by working for the complete abolishment of the life-destroying minimum wages. Set the prices of our labor by the interaction of the supply of our different kinds of labor with our demand for our different kinds of labor.

Explain to those open-minded people, who will listen, that our changing prices for our different kinds of labor are supposed to be determined by the interaction of our demand for that kind of labor with our supply of that kind of labor. Again and again explain to people that in our exchange economy, we work for each other and through our production, we raise the living standard.

Explain to people that in our competitive, free-market economy, prices are best set by our supply of and our demand for whatever is being exchanged, including labor.

By adjusting prices (including wages) to the equilibrium levels by the interaction of supply and demand in our competitive free markets on our Spaceship Earth, we help keep our world markets in balance. We help keep people fully employed. Then more people help to produce an increased living standard all around our Spaceship Earth.

Job-destroying minimum wages do not belong in our competitive, free market economy, which works for us, the consumers. Help abolish the misery-promoting minimum wages.


a 2012 candidate for Congress from District Seven of Washington State

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