- Oct 29, 2017
That is quite a difficult decision to make, and not one I envy.I mean, since we're talking about ethically making work under capitalism. Hi, new face here. Been socialist and left-leaning for a while but it really catalyzed for me in 2016.
It seems I may been inheriting a small business in the future (5-10 years time). The thing is: it's apartment rentals. So if I inherited it, I'd end up, you know, a landlord. Granted if I did it I'm fairly certain I'd be more ethical than most but obviously the system is structured in such a way that even if you're the most generous landlord you're still a landlord. I realize this is a pretty huge question but I guess I'm trying to figure out if it's better to be a "good" landlord that will at least be a decent option for people, better not to get involved at all and try to make a living some other way, or if there's some third option I'm not fully considering, like turning things into a rent-to-own operation.
I'd like to be able to provide for my family and obviously getting the keys to a pre-existing business is a very privileged thing to have happen to yourself, so I'm well aware that this is a bougie question I'm considering already. My wife and I both have serious medical conditions that require expensive care, so the idea of consistent income is quite appealing. But I'd also like to not betray myself and beliefs over time.