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#1 posted 11-04-2009 05:26 AM

There is no doubt that the race to the bottom will be won by non-union workers. One wage earner jobs will not survive in a 2 wage earner economy. I have seen a lot of abuses of union power and vice versa. As I have said before, the masses in the US will be on substance level wages before long. There have only been 2 strong middle class periods in the history of the country; Pre-Rev and Post WWII. In the history of the world, there is a third during the Renaissance. So many died of the Black Death during the dark ages, the price of labor went up for about 100 years.

The bulk of the condition improvements were made prior to WWII. My grandfather’s generation saw the end of child labor, the last of the company towns and the company stores that owned the souls of the laborers. Since the 80’s, it has been the transition to easy credit and the end of usury laws that has enslaved the masses.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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