Refute it ?"The higher pay of union jobs represents nothing more than an unfair tax on consumers."
Interesting no one has been able to debate or refute the above comment nor others ones by Mr. Conard.
Also interesting that the clueless and uneducated wouldn't look at it and say union members should take "less" to benefit everyone. Nope, the rich should pay more in taxes
I crushed it.
Labor is but one cost of production or services.
And even that just doesn't matter.
Since you are either intentionally dense, or really have no concept of how capitalism works - let me once again explain an immutable fact of business:
Prices reflect the most that can be charged for a good or service, the cost of production is almost meaningless.
Our dinner companions last night showed me the Rolex Explorer his wife bought my friend to celebrate his sale of a business.
Now, the cost of the materials and the labor required to produce his new "Explorer" is no more than the cost of the materials and labor it required to produce the Tag "Tiger Woods" watch he wore for the past year.
But the cost was triple.
That's because labor, materials, advertising, and administration all form the "floor" of the price range, but:
Products are placed at the highest price possible, regardless of the underlying costs incurred.
One more example for our "slow" friends.
A beginning attorney will start out charging $250 an hour for his services. As he gains experience and ability, his hourly rate climbs to $400 to $500 an hour.
That attorney may, in fact have used technology to reduce his costs substantially, yet he charges more than ever for his services, because he can.
Increased labor costs simply distribute more of the profit to the workers who help create it, and less to the owners.
If you continue to profess the idiotic believe that increased labor costs increase price, it's proof you are simply a Right Wing Wacko propagandist, unworthy of serious consideration.
Now, I'll return to my Monte Cristo cigar, which costs 2X the cost of the cigar my Dad is enjoying, even though they are manufactured with the same labor cost.
You see, those who sell Monte Cristos charge 2X as much, because they can.