This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like... A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly 2 million people in the United States do every day... at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
Indeed. For a discussion on why we need this, and how much the wage inequality issue damages the very principles of democracy, please also view, for instance, Wealth Inequality in America: Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM www.pinterest.com/pin/533958099546351520/
When you see a homeless person with a sign, many people will assume they're asking for money but most of them just want an opportunity to live in a home and to have a minimum wage paying job. They want change.
He who buys what he doesn't need steals from himself. This has such a deep meaning. Sometimes we forget the things we have in this life are just temporary. Every good we do is noted just as every bad is. If we give ourselves an inch, we will take a mile eventually. We need discipline and we need to understand not to take advantage where it is not due. Be humble with what you have so that your soul may remain humble too.