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Offline MH

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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2018, 06:44:43 pm »
Productivity in NA hasn't made the workers richer. That's for damn sure. **** productivity.

You don't think the workers in NA are richer than in most other countries ?

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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2018, 08:04:06 pm »
Productivity in NA hasn't made the workers richer. That's for damn sure. **** productivity.

One thing that sucks about globalization is that in certain industries you have to compete more with everybody else in every other country instead of just the company across town.  But even then many employers in NA squeeze every ounce of production value out of people to maximize the dollars they're paying people.  It's pretty sick sometimes. 

Then you add technology where everything has sped up more and more.  Stress and depression is ensured.  Then people sit at home and isolate themselves but get their social needs met with social media & texting replaced phone calls which replaced face to face...our culture is crazy.

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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2018, 09:38:20 pm »
OK, but blaming productivity is a weird angle.  Lower productivity wouldn't make things better...

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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2018, 09:38:54 pm »
Wait... I'm missing something... productivity includes wages themselves.... duh...

nevermind

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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2018, 01:15:57 pm »
You don't think the workers in NA are richer than in most other countries ?

We went from 40 hour work week for a single wage earner in the 1960's to support a family of 5-6, to barely making ends meet with both partners working overtime and only having a single kid.
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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2018, 01:36:42 pm »
Ok, so what caused that?

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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2018, 01:47:45 pm »
Wages not keeping up with inflation. Housing, food, and transportation have skyrocketed since the 60's.
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2018, 02:01:38 pm »
America could not have dominated the post-war world forever.
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