All government intervention is a combination of tax and subsidy.
For example, minimum wage is tax for small business and subsidy for some privilege worker. Why privilege? When the price do not meet, somebody will be jobless and somebody will be overpaid. Who will be overpaid? Whichever is privileged.
Racist white people usually support minimum wage to keep blacks out of job, for example. Then job is not distributed by supply and demand but by various government regulation like affirmative action.
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When people pay tax they think it’s still their money anyway.
Hei, I am not saying I am a likeable guy. However, that’s the point.
When I was young, many said I am stupid. Then after I ace some math competitions, they said I am too different to ever make money. Then I started a business. Even after money coming my family would get mad because I do not have a job. Think about it. A programmer costs $400 in Indonesia, and I had a business bringing in $5k residual income per month. Why would anyone think I should work? That doesn’t change people’s mind. You do it. You did it. Many will still think it can’t be done.
I checked history. I didn’t see any reference to romance in chinese literature except sam pek eng tay. Romance seems to be a western thingy. Because white guys get rich and chinese love wealth, we mimic what ever white guys are doing, including this nonsense called love.
When chinese controlled 33% of world GDP my ancestors think everyone else is barbarian. Now chinese control 11% GDP and will exceed US GDP by 2017. Soon romance will be a thing of a past too.
Perhaps it’ll be the white guys that mimic us and start having tons of concubines. Hei whichever work right?