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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:49 PM
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Here's an Employment Paradox for you
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 07:51 PM by ThomWV
This just occurred to me. The one thing the Government could do to more or less immediately reduced the unemployment rate would simultaneously put the nation's largest employer out of business. And that, boys and girls, is what we call a paradox.

If we were were to put an import duty of 100% on everything that came into the country that was made of more than half plastic it would bring back manufacturing jobs all over the nation, but at the same time throw Wal Mart under the bus. Just imagine what it would be like if all those "Associates" had good union jobs actually making things rather than being the sales arm of the Chinese Government..
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:50 PM
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1. A paradox I can get behind! n/t
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:51 PM
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2. I'm okay with this.
Mom & Pops would be able to keep their doors open. Wealth would stay in communities. Hell, people may even consume a bit less & still help the economy.
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:52 PM
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3. Love it!!!!
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:52 PM
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4. Thats part of globalization.
Countries that have worst working conditions get the buisness to make things.

It is race to the bottom.

Posted on that many times.


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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:52 PM
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5. Thats part of globalization.
Countries that have worst working conditions get the buisness to make things.

It is race to the bottom.

Posted on that many times.


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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:54 PM
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6. That isn't a paradox. It is being a little sore after a life saving operation
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:54 PM
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7. Not to distract from your idea, but isn't the US government the nation's biggest employer? nt
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:56 PM
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8. Might be, but I believe I've heard somewhere that Wal Mart was the largest private employer
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:06 PM
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9. No, Can't Do! Too damn logical. Too simplistic. Might actually work, but just toooo easy. Come up
with something impossible to accomplish.

As another poster approx. said... Definition of Globalization, bringing the labor market down to the worlds' lowest wages and worst working conditions... going to the bottom as quickly as possible. Now that was a masterpiece. How to fuck the worlds' entire labor market as quickly as possible.
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:32 PM
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10. I'm not sure there is a paradox. I have a feeling that WalMart
would find a way to adjust. They would either look to drive wages down here to accomplish lower prices, or they would use that "buying power" they have to get the best deals on products made here in the US. Is that a win/win if they go for the latter?
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