The system is designed to support what is most profitable, and to break what is least profitable. The systems that are most profitable are propped up further by breaking the lesser profitable systems. For instance, in the sense of profitability of people, a doctor is worth more than a gas station attendant. We know that as humans they are equal. The jobs themselves have different profitability based on price point of service. But in the bigger reality the fuel industry has huge profitability, just as does the medical industry.
Worth, over all, is distorted by the middle man providing the skill or service. Few places still hire gas attendants, but we use more gas now than ever. Doctors are always in demand, and as society gets sicker, and automation takes over low income jobs, they will be in even more demand. Demand will raise the profitability for the doctor, the institution they work for, and the medical industry over all; that is until automation becomes more reliable and lucrative, and people grow further annoyed at dealing with other humans. Meanwhile, those who need the doctor to exist for their world to continue as-is, lose their subjective worth as they accrue debt; the person becomes subjectively worthless while propping up the profitability of the medical industry.
The system has realized they can make more profit off of sickness and death, then they can promoting preventative health. People pay for health care; health care products, medicines, elective surgeries, insurance, deductibles, etc. Doctors pay large sums of money for their own insurance, legal representation, accounting, and promotion. Being a doctor is going to be more profitable to the over all system, as a worker bee, than say, a disabled veteran. In fact, that disabled veteran is more profitable as a patient than an average disabled person with no military connection. The military industrial complex is highly profitable and it is well funded and secure in recirculating funds to itself through it’s programs.
Even our laws are are made in such a way as to continue supporting systems that are most profitable to our government which acts as a corporation. The United States, itself is a corporate operation, and it’s supposed wealth and success pivot on that truth.
We are living in a time, where everyone is encouraged to become entrepreneurial,to build their brand and market themselves. It begs the question, “is this going to bite us in the ass, much like every system of survival that is promoted in the main stream?” I sincerely wonder going back to the idea that the larger systems function in a way where it is always looking to co-op or kick out the little guy.
Again I will bring up Youtube. All these people have a voice, but that voice can easily be squashed if any of the content is offensive to advertisers; so you don’t really have a platform for free speech, per se. Even if you don’t take the AdSense route, you are still at the mercy of flags and strikes by anyone registered on the platform. So technically, Youtube co-oped viewers and contributors, along with large companies with large budgets, to promote an agenda. If you work against that agenda, you get kicked to the curb, loosing hours of work in the end, if they completely delete your channel, and you don’t have it backed up.
Even today, some contributors complain that videos that they uploaded were mysteriously deleted off their accounts, with no explanation.
We really need to think about our worth as more than an hourly wage, or a salary. We need to look at what we are choosing to offer the world and what we choose to take from the world and embed ourselves with.