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German workers has by way of slashing the social safety net been convinced not to fight for their fare share of production increases. (If they had more would have been consumed, leading to imports and more even trade.)

This surplus has instead been claimed by German owners of industries and gambled through the financial system.

The German financial system has then loaned the money back to the deficit countries, unaware or not caring about how unsustainable the total is.

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 04:44:37 PM EST
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