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But bad compared to other work that pays better.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 08:41:36 AM EST
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That's the reason for the push to include immigrants with high-skilled knowledge.. if this does not change they will have to equilibrate the wages of the "elite" with the elite of the "know-how".. and then it is clear that the apocalypse will be near... since people who know will have the same power that people who are bankers.

The end of the world as we know it.

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 01:20:50 PM EST
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People with useful knowledge will never be dangerous until they realise how they're being conned and manipulated by economic nonsense.

Engineers naturally seem to gravitate rightwards, and they're easy meat for libertarian promises of rugged self-apotheosis, and for narratives that describe the economy as a simple set of interlocking parts with rigid laws that - unfortunately, but inevitably - destroy real human rights and social responsibilities.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 03:25:37 PM EST
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You do not think that a significant mass of not-conned  people can develop if we ever get to 30% of very well paid highly-skilled workers?

Well, yes it could certainly happen, highly-skilled and no knowledge. Yes... I hope not.

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Jan 27th, 2011 at 10:29:17 AM EST
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they will have to equilibrate the wages of the "elite" with the elite of the "know-how"..

A partial return to the 1960's world dominated by the Technostructure as described by Galbraith?

Keynesianism is intellectually hard, as evidenced by the inability of many trained economists to get it - Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 04:06:26 PM EST
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