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BrentWil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-10 11:00 AM
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5. Wouldn't moving to a higher paying job be a lot easier then armed revolt? Are people really going
revolt when they can go to the ballot box every two years? You say it cyclical, but the world has changed. In 1890, someone could look for a job across the country nor could a company move with such ease.
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  -Are Private Sector Unions in the United States a Relic of the Past? BrentWil  Jun-11-10 10:26 AM   #0 
  - Given the policies of our "Democratic" president and administration, they are on their way out.  old mark   Jun-11-10 10:36 AM   #1 
  - Its alot bigger then him. The World has been and will continue to change. NT  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 10:38 AM   #2 
  - As long as the mineral industries  FBI_Un_Sub   Jun-11-10 10:43 AM   #3 
  - No. These things are cyclic  Oregone   Jun-11-10 10:47 AM   #4 
  - Wouldn't moving to a higher paying job be a lot easier then armed revolt? Are people really going  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 11:00 AM   #5 
     - Is that a joke?  Oregone   Jun-11-10 11:06 AM   #6 
        - SO workers aren't MOVING to better opportunities?  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 11:12 AM   #7 
           - Vocational mobility is not a new thing in America  Oregone   Jun-11-10 11:16 AM   #9 
  - When unions are gone, there will be no resistance to the corporate  mediaman007   Jun-11-10 11:13 AM   #8 
  - Well that is a different issue. I see a political interest group that may be CALLED a union...  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 11:17 AM   #10 
     - "as far as something that has real power to negotiate with business"  Oregone   Jun-11-10 11:19 AM   #11 
     - No. Declaring as a reality. There are both positive and negatives of this new reality.  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 11:27 AM   #15 
        - I see it as a net negative. Do you?  Oregone   Jun-11-10 11:29 AM   #16 
           - Economic liberalization around the world? A net positive. Tremendous ability  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 11:41 AM   #20 
              - You believe when there is no "real power to negotiate with business", workers around the world win?  Oregone   Jun-11-10 11:44 AM   #21 
                 - If every worker went on strike at once,  Dawson Leery   Jun-11-10 11:47 AM   #22 
                 - No, I think the ability of workers to find other jobs anywhere and move gives each worker more  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 11:59 AM   #23 
                    - Well thats a beautiful basket of a theory to throw all your eggs in  Oregone   Jun-11-10 12:04 PM   #24 
                    - THe evidence does not back up your assertion... labor mobility increases per capita GDP  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 02:31 PM   #31 
                       - I'm not talking about immigration.  Oregone   Jun-11-10 02:53 PM   #33 
                          - That is what immigration is, on a larger scale...  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 03:01 PM   #35 
                             - No, immigration is moot post equalization in a homogenous region, no matter how large  Oregone   Jun-11-10 03:15 PM   #38 
                    - You obviously have no clue what you're talking about.  Dr.Phool   Jun-11-10 12:15 PM   #26 
                       - "Uplift poor places like China"  Oregone   Jun-11-10 12:21 PM   #28 
                          - Interesting take, but simple question  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 02:08 PM   #30 
                             - "So who did these poor people hurt?"  Oregone   Jun-11-10 03:00 PM   #34 
                                - So you prefer poverty and suffering for mankind... to sum up your position...  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 03:06 PM   #36 
                                   - To mass death? Yes. Perhaps. Depends on the day and how much I hate humans  Oregone   Jun-11-10 03:20 PM   #39 
                                      - I think we are marching towards my future, not yours.. you are going to stop the third world from  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 03:35 PM   #42 
                                         - And as Im pointing out, your future isn't what it seems  Oregone   Jun-11-10 03:40 PM   #44 
     - You would be wrong.  Dr.Phool   Jun-11-10 12:11 PM   #25 
        - The basic theory is you could quit your job and work with an unsafe locomotive elsewhere  Oregone   Jun-11-10 12:16 PM   #27 
  - Germany Has Them  Militant_Populist   Jun-11-10 11:20 AM   #12 
  - No, they are the future  blindpig   Jun-11-10 11:23 AM   #13 
  - Id like to see them as unnecessary in the future  Oregone   Jun-11-10 11:25 AM   #14 
     - Gotta get there first  blindpig   Jun-11-10 11:38 AM   #19 
     - So if I open a barber shop, buy the shop and put my money into it...  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 03:15 PM   #37 
        - Not as long as you work there as an employee, no  Oregone   Jun-11-10 03:27 PM   #40 
           - WOrks for me...  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 03:30 PM   #41 
              - I don't think it should be anyone's choice  Oregone   Jun-11-10 03:36 PM   #43 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-11-10 11:32 AM   #17 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-11-10 11:34 AM   #18 
  - A couple blind spots in your scenario  Spike89   Jun-11-10 12:32 PM   #29 
     - I don't disagree... I presented my argument in absolute terms. It is very true that there  BrentWil   Jun-11-10 02:39 PM   #32 

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