Home essentials for efficiency.

Having standard electrical equipment is great. But it is even better to have super-standard equipment, to free up your time.
This simplifies your life and allows you to do more of your stuff in less time.
You think you can’t afford these? But can you afford losing your lifetime?

  1. Automatic vacuum cleaner.
    It basically vacuums the floor for you, so that you don’t have to do it yourself.
    And they play well with cats!
  2. Dishwasher.
    It sprays dishes with water. Hot water. And soap. So you don’t have to!
  3. Garbage disposal.
    Not only reduces the amount of trash you have to take out. It also makes your kitchen smell better. And even reduces methane emissions.
  4. Insect killer lamp.
    It might be even integrated into the light bulb… if you like to have the window open, that’s definitely worth trying.

Employment security is not an optimal choice.

Most HR departments boast about providing workers with stable and secure jobs… because people seem to demand such positions. People do not like changes.

Meanwhile, as most workers confirm, it’s much easier to find higher-paying job elsewhere, than in the current workplace. Where raises and bonuses typically are only a few percentage points above current pay.

Then why do so many people stay so many years at their current job? Isn’t it more affordable to move? Let’s compare a typical example.

Worker A (resident).
Year 1 – 2000$ a month.
Year 2 – 2100$ a month (5% raise)
2 year sum: 49200$, for 24 months of work.

Worker B (jumper).
Year 1 – 2000$ a month, but needs to learn and refine application documents.
Year 2 – 1 month vacation, then 2500$ (25% raise)
2 year sum: 51500$, for 23 months of work.

It pays to be a jumper. Unless residents are remunerated fairly. Which is never the case, because people are afraid of losing their jobs.

Savings against corporations.

Most workers dislike corporate jobs. And for a good reason.

For sure it provides good development opportunities (training etc.) and a good pay, but it is frustrating in many aspects. Big organisations still react slowly. Still put up more facade, to manipulate the public (and prospective new workers), rather than invest in good working conditions (beyond legal requirements).

And still are inefficient. Due to lack of communication between employees, and lack of problem-solving on the manager’s side, aside from only fulfilling business requirements that can be reported in spreadsheets, a new engineer trying to actually solve problems will meet a brick wall.

Additionally, they are hyper-compliant towards the state. Which taxes and expropriates us all… and taxing only a little the entities, that have legal departments aiming at minimizing the tax liabilities.

But what can we do? The only way, currently, is to start the alternative of local, small-scale business helping people achieve what they usually associate with multinationals. That will boost competitions for employees, and allow them to save more money (if they are not dumbasses that spend every penny they earn).

And that is what I do. I save. I invest. I dislike holidays, journeys, and keep them to the minimum. It doesn’t make sense to play, losing money, and losing time, which cannot then be turned into money. A man must achieve to win a notch.

And now, not needing that much money, I can deny toxic contracts. I can build my own business, and hopefully move to a less socialist jurisdiction one day. I can buy good products based on merit and efficiency (even if it’s corporate), not based on the mere oligopoly (like, I can pay cash by choice, and skip paying with cards once in a while).

And more importantly, I can patronize local startups. They are highly competitive. And don’t require a license to operate.

Oh, and I forgot one thing. There are some corporations that I admire in the world. Things like Uber. They work not by complying with laws – they work by finding a grey zone to innovate. And by saving people money. Not by using an oligopoly… and tying people up with contracts.

Because what else are the big oligopolies doing? Let’s look at some examples, like mobile carriers. In most countries, unfortunately, you need a license to operate a cell phone company. Which leads to having only a few of them. The ones that can afford frequencies. Which leads to high profits, and high barriers of entry.

Even if governments lift the barriers, they are already set. And leftists will complain about inequalities. Not about licenses that created the unequal opportunity in the first place.

Luckily cost are driven down, and alternatives emerge, in form of mesh communication networks.

Differently about inequality.

Some factors of income inequality stem from background.

Being a child of a doctor, businessman or lawyer significantly and positively affect someone’s future success. That’s the fact, and I’m not gonna negate it.

Given the same starting points, people can differ too. Sometimes it boils down to intelligence. You can be incredibly smart and then all kinds of careers are for you. You can be an architect, a programmer, a manager, a doctor, a lawyer. You will then prime your kids in a good direction – if you also make a good job raising them.

But what about people that are equally smart, and not equally rich? There are additional factors in play of course:

  1. Choice of occupation. If you decide to become a worker in a more commercially valuable branch of economy, where you are highly mobile, you are set.
  2. Grit and perseverance. Some people become satisfied with the income of their 9 to 5 job, and come to house to have a rest. Some others not – they will work for their-selves in their private time, even on weekend and vacation.
  3. Spending and investment. Some people prefer spending their money on luxuries. They will buy elegant clothes, go to parties and concerts. Some of them like alcohol and drugs more than the other…. and some buy gold, stocks, bonds, real estate, cryptocurrencies, and are not afraid to waste time on writing blogs, learning to record videos, or trying to start a side business.
  4. Luck. Some people just win, by coming into contact with influential mentors, or by getting a good client, who pays much more than average.

Is it fair to punish more lucky for their luck? Maybe… but is it fair to punish more disciplined people for their discipline? Or punish savers for their savings? Absolutely not!

And this is what socialism does. All the time.