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Fri Feb 24, 2012, 12:04 PM

Paul Mason of BBC on How Austerity is Reducing Greece to Developing Country Status



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012

Paul Mason of BBC on How Austerity is Reducing Greece to Developing Country Status

The BBC’s Paul Mason, fresh back from Greece, gives a report on Democracy Now of how living conditions have deteriorated as a result of the imposition of austerity measures. One of the stunners, mentioned in Atlantic Wire (hat tip Lambert), is that not only will some Greeks have to work without pay, some will have to pay for their jobs (yes, that is not a typo). The euphemism is a “negative salary.


http://www.democracynow.org/2012/2/22/as_greece_erupts_bbcs_paul_mason

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polly7 Feb 2012 OP
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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 11:59 PM

1. 'work without pay' is already happening more and more in the US

 

Unpaid jobs: The new normal?

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/25/unpaid-jobs-the-new-normal/

While businesses are generally wary of the risks of using unpaid labor, companies that have used free workers say it can pay off when done right.


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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 10:38 AM

2. You and Glen Beck, huh?

 

Way to build your credibility......NOT!

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 06:19 PM

4. What are you going on about?

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Response to polly7 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 06:31 PM

5. 12:40

 

"...only me and Glen Beck...."

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 10:53 AM

3. Imagine paying a $470 electric bill every month.

The austerity tax has been added to every home's electric bill. The average bill is running $470 with the austerity tax added in.

Could you manage a $470 bill? I could not.

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