You make a good point of why landlords should always enforce their rent. They're going to be criticized for being successful even if they do something huge to help. Abating all of your rents for 30 days is huge. Especially when most incomes have gone up between federal stimulus payments and enhanced unemployment. Better to keep collecting their money and add a few more units to the portfolio over time.
Stop thinking so much in black-and-white. His own tenants love him. He's also a car mechanic, and pretty much everyone whose interacted with him says he's a great guy. I know landlords inherently aren't fair but to many, that might not even occur to them. If they're raised seeing it as just a way to make money, and you aren't cruel while doing it, you can't really blame him.
This really is good news. I hope more and more landlords could do the same. 🙏 if people get fired from their jobs, how will they continue to pay rent? They'd risk their lives by going outside in order to get money to pay rent and this terrible pandemic will never slow down. By cancelling rent, this landlord now has a much better reputation, maybe it will lead to more business opportunities for him. So it's a win-win for him as well as for his tenants. I hope that more landlords decide to do the same. 🙏 thank you for sharing OP 🙏
Yeah the state governors and federal leaders who repeat the "no evictions" lie are gonna have a bad time, give it a few weeks. Landlords are just having private companies evict illegally and if the tenants want to fight it, Good Luck! The courts are closed!
The people in charge really think they got all the issues ironed out. Its so ridiculous.
I take my car to Mario's shop. They charged me to fix my A.C.. After the first visit it worked for a bit but then stopped getting cool again. This happened twice after the first repair. He always insisted on not charging me for any repeat visits for the same problem until it was fixed and stayed that way. He does a toy drive for at risk kids every Christmas. He could easily be retired by now but he's at the shop almost every day. He's an honest, generous, hard working man. His sons work at the shop too and he's clearly imparted his virtues to them as well. And their gas prices are always the cheapest in NYC. He's the best.
They didn’t give everyone housing in the USSR? The government didn’t assign housing? You’re just wrong about that.
My family lived there. The housing was awful. I don’t really care that it wasn’t “real communism”. In regards to housing it’s exactly what OP described. And it sucked.
Communism: A socioeconomic system which is stateless, money-less, and classless.
Stateless: without government
Money-less: does not use money
Classless: all people are generally equal
So yes, it wasn't real communism. Because it doesn't satisfy the definition. It's just what uneducated bootlickers claim is "communism".
Bezos doesn't work at building enormous wealth, *his workers do*. All Bezos does is tax all the value they create through their work and call it his own. Bezos doesn't pay for the workers, the workers pay for Bezos - and if they weren't paying for his freeloading ass, there would be a lot more resources to go around.
If Bezos doesn’t do anything, why doesn’t everyone just start their own entity with their own compensation rules? Bezos also started from scratch at one point. I’m sure 500,000 workers can scrape together a few bucks each to fund it as much as he did.
> If Bezos doesn’t do anything
> why doesn’t everyone just start their own entity with their own compensation rules?
Because people are *poor*. Starting a business and becoming a capitalist requires requires capital, weirdly enough. That means either already being rich or being able to convince rich people to give you money. That, or convincing *lots and lots* of normal poor people to give you what little money of theirs doesn't go to their bosses, landlords, or food. Some people manage to do it, sometimes. But the system is designed to prevent it.
> Bezos also started from scratch at one point.
That Jeff Bezos got a $300,000 startup loan from his parents is so frequently shared that it's basically a meme by now. He was also in a secure enough position to have time to start a business. For most people, the interruption of a paycheck puts them in serious financial jeopardy.
> I’m sure 500,000 workers can scrape together a few bucks each to fund it as much as he did.
Trying to democratically organize 500,000 people is a much more robust challenge than organizing a few dozen employees under one authoritarian (or however many Bezos started with). Additionally, the revenue required to support 500,000 people is massive versus the revenue required to support one person - and it is just one person, because Bezos' employees are expendable. As long as he's making enough money for himself, his business is a success.
TL;DR: You have to be rich to get rich, guy.
Thanks for explaining exactly what Bezos brought to the table. Sounds like it’s more valuable than any of these people working under him considering this entity wouldn’t exist without him, let alone be a trillion dollar behemoth that positive affects billions of people a year. You monkeys would still be hitting rocks together if you didn’t have intelligent leadership that actually drives the vision to a real goal/product/service.
In your view, if someone's lazy lifestyle is supported by rent checks from their tenants, or returns on stock investments, for examples, are they leeches in the same way that those who are supported by social welfare programs are? Why or why not?
Second, why do you choose to believe that people who are not useful to you deserve to live in poverty?
To play the game (thats all society is... a game) and win? These people create jobs, industry, provide services, etc. You do realize without people working, the life we know and innovation mostly grinds to a halt right? Im just here to attempt to understand this mentality.