LocalBird: If you have an older, unedited copy of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, take a look at Chapter 8. He spends some time talking about how workers have to make enough to meet their needs and assure themselves a comfortable old age. He also talks about how owners prefer to pay workers as little as they can get away with, and government has to work with labor to keep wages where they can support people. If this does not happen, Smith warns, capitalism will fail. If you want to know how, look at what is going on all around the world. When a system stops working for people, they've no reason not to destroy it. The folks at the top need to remember that they've on top of a pyramid, and the bottom needs to be secure if they're going to stay up there.