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You own your time and your skills – they are your private property. When you “work” for someone, and they compensate you through whatever means, that compensation for your time and skills (i.e. your private property) then in turn is equally your private property. This is fair trade and should not be regulated by any entity.

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Without regulation that compensation you receive could be far below your required standard.

@Kratosisterrifying Without regulation that compensation you receive could be far below your required standard.

But then you could refuse to provide your service until a fair price is reached. It's called bartering. People should be allowed to make agreements with each other however they want. If someone genuinely wants to do a job for only $5 an hour, or for food instead of money, or anything else, that shouldn't be illegal.

@qwerty123 But then you could refuse to provide your service until a fair price is reached. It's called bartering. People...

Bartering works fine when there aren't that many options out there. However, with all the people being desperate to provide for their families, they will take on a job that pays them substantially lower than what they need because that is better than nothing.

I feel as though very few companies realize that it's better to invest a lot of money into a quality worker than it is to invest very little money into a sub-par worker. They will choose the cheaper option, ie, the $4/hr worker.

Are you saying we shouldn't have taxes?

@ThisBlackChick Are you saying we shouldn't have taxes?

For the purposes of this post, no - that's not the intent of it. However, it does tie in with your question so I'm happy to address your question thusly:

We should be taxed for services rendered back to us in fair trade such as infrastructure and national defense (etc.). Our private property should not be taken from us to fulfill the promises of politicians to their voters to take the private property from one to be given to another.

I disagree that no regulation is needed. Anti-trust is required for free trade. Similar regulations must be in place to prevent a "single employer" system from arising in the scenario you propose. A single employer could emerge and that would be no different from a command style economy.

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