Re: shuttle disaster
>Gary Turner <email@example.com> writes:
>> DvB wrote:
>> >Nathan E Norman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> >> Yeah, after all it's not their money .. they just worked hard to earn
>> >> it.
>> >You don't "work hard" for stock dividends. You just put your money in
>> >stocks and they come all by themselves... although I guess I did word
>> >that a little strangely.
>> Where the hell do you think the money came from?
>Dividends, also called "profit sharing," are monies payed to investors
>by companies as encourangement for current investors to continue to put
>their money in the aforementioned companies and to attract new
A share of the profit is a fair statement. After all, the investor is
taking a vested interest (part ownership) in the enterprise. A
profitable company does make further capitalization more attractive to
people with discretionary capital. Oh, yeah, a profitable business is
more likely to continue paying wages.
>> If an investor can't expect a return, why should he put himself at
>Since when has the taxation of dividends robbed you of a return on your
>Following that argument. If I don't get a return from my work (in the
>form of an untaxed salary), why should I make an effort to earn a
Where did anything about taxes? You implied that investors did not
deserve dividends, since they didn't make their money. There was no
reference to taxation.
>> What kind of idiot was your economics prof?
If he wasn't an idiot, you slept through too many classes.
>More of an idiot than your fuzzy math prof, apparently.
You have a RIGHT to your opinion---even if it is crap.