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I suspect that German neo-libs see themselves as competing on a global basis with the US, China, BRIC etc. - not with peripheral EU economies...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 25th, 2011 at 10:49:29 AM EST
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The neo-libs (FDP) are merely trying to stay alive, capturing a popular sentiment to stay above the 5% representation threshold. They're in an emergency situation, and will try anything. That doesn't presume that they'll stick to fighting for anything more than token higher wages after the elections, if even that.

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by Crazy Horse on Tue Jan 25th, 2011 at 12:43:10 PM EST
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I wasn't suggesting the German neolibs would be interested, but that we at ET might see some wage inflation in Germany as a rebalancing factor.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 02:30:34 AM EST
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