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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 10:28 PM
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39. We're still the largest manufacturer in the world
By both value and tonnage. China is slated to pass us in a couple of years, but they also have 4 times as many people.
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  -What this says about America is sad -America's Most Popular Jobs liberal N proud  Nov-16-10 06:03 AM   #0 
  - There is at this time a teachers strike in the Philly area, and a lot of the locals  old mark   Nov-16-10 06:26 AM   #1 
  - And Another Union Failure  KharmaTrain   Nov-16-10 06:57 AM   #4 
  - that is exactly what is happening to Texas teachers.  w8liftinglady   Nov-16-10 07:01 AM   #5 
  - I Had To Buck Up My Daughter  KharmaTrain   Nov-16-10 07:15 AM   #6 
     - teachers need to reach out to other workers, parents, students --  Hannah Bell   Nov-17-10 10:39 PM   #40 
  - The union didn't publish the admin salaries in retaliation?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-16-10 08:40 AM   #10 
  - Hard To Do...  KharmaTrain   Nov-16-10 09:19 AM   #19 
  - Philly always was a very strong union area, and still s - relatively...but many  old mark   Nov-16-10 08:58 AM   #13 
     - I've Seen The Decline...  KharmaTrain   Nov-16-10 09:16 AM   #18 
     - I served as an AFSCME steward for a few years, and I was quite disapointed  old mark   Nov-16-10 09:58 AM   #25 
     - government is the biggest single employer in the country, i believe. first or second, at least.  Hannah Bell   Nov-17-10 10:40 PM   #41 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-16-10 09:20 AM   #20 
  - Just because many people have a specific job does not imply popularity. It's just all the person  jody   Nov-16-10 06:39 AM   #2 
  - Popularity was used by the article meaning numbers of people in the position  liberal N proud   Nov-16-10 09:13 AM   #15 
     - Understand and a better choice would have been "Only Job I Could Find". n/t  jody   Nov-16-10 05:04 PM   #28 
  - $22,000 is the official poverty level for a family of 4(just for insight)  w8liftinglady   Nov-16-10 06:42 AM   #3 
  - The New Normal, Thank our Free Marketers in both parties.  OHdem10   Nov-16-10 07:54 AM   #7 
  - K&R ! //nt  Overseas   Nov-16-10 08:15 AM   #8 
  - #13 is kind of misleading, I think  Recursion   Nov-16-10 08:21 AM   #9 
  - Here's The Worst Thing  Yavin4   Nov-16-10 08:46 AM   #11 
  - Those are not the most popular jobs..  GA_ArmyVet   Nov-16-10 08:51 AM   #12 
  - The article was using "popular" to mean prevalent  liberal N proud   Nov-16-10 09:15 AM   #16 
  - In what universe do RN's average $66,000???  TwilightGardener   Nov-16-10 09:04 AM   #14 
  - Makes you want to find that job  liberal N proud   Nov-16-10 09:16 AM   #17 
  - I had that job--my peak earnings were 38,000 per year.  TwilightGardener   Nov-16-10 09:22 AM   #22 
  - depends on where you live nt  ecstatic   Nov-18-10 06:34 AM   #45 
  - why do you expect salaries to be above $50,000?  hfojvt   Nov-16-10 09:21 AM   #21 
  - Why wouldn't I expect wages to be at a livable level?  liberal N proud   Nov-16-10 09:31 AM   #24 
     - most people were not making $53,000 in 1979  hfojvt   Nov-16-10 06:15 PM   #38 
  - Someday we'll look back at those jobs as high-paying.  KillCapitalism   Nov-16-10 09:23 AM   #23 
  - We're Living In The Golden Age Of Minimum Wage  ChoppinBroccoli   Nov-16-10 10:21 AM   #26 
  - Could the workers in your hypothetical have accepted lower wages to avoid unemployment n/t  jody   Nov-16-10 05:06 PM   #29 
  - Free Trade and Globalism have gutted this country. nt  Romulox   Nov-16-10 10:25 AM   #27 
  - Fail. Employ the most does not = most popular.  sally cat   Nov-16-10 05:09 PM   #30 
  - True - the article was using it to mean most prevalent  liberal N proud   Nov-16-10 05:14 PM   #31 
  - allow me to add: Apartment Maintenance worker $26, 376.00  onethatcares   Nov-16-10 05:36 PM   #32 
  - Most of them are service jobs  lunatica   Nov-16-10 05:50 PM   #33 
  - Exactly  liberal N proud   Nov-16-10 05:56 PM   #34 
  - Of course there aren't any manufacturing jobs listed  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-16-10 05:59 PM   #35 
  - That is why no one makes a living wage  liberal N proud   Nov-16-10 06:02 PM   #36 
  - We're still the largest manufacturer in the world  Recursion   Nov-17-10 10:28 PM   #39 
     - Well, you don't see much of it in stores. n/t  daleo   Nov-17-10 10:46 PM   #42 
        - You're right: and that's how many prototypes we make  Recursion   Nov-18-10 06:27 AM   #43 
           - Inventing stuff for others to commercialize has obvious drawbacks  daleo   Nov-18-10 11:23 PM   #47 
  - Opportunities abound for some serious labor organizing n/t  leftstreet   Nov-16-10 06:03 PM   #37 
  - Higher pay requires more education  ecstatic   Nov-18-10 06:34 AM   #44 
  - Which is exactly what was predicted decades ago when this moronic idea of  Greyhound   Nov-18-10 07:07 AM   #46 
  - And those with College education will be accepted first!  Imagevision   Nov-19-10 02:34 AM   #48 

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