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cultural preference for non-technical, non-manual jobs is an important factor

But, supposedly, Germany has strength in that area: ie it better trains highly-skilled technical-manual operatives. It's one of the reasons often given to explain why Germany exports (by those who tend to deny competitive deflation by wage depression).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Jan 25th, 2011 at 12:31:30 PM EST
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