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neoliberal wage stagnation has been a hidden problem in Germany, because the skilled working classes have continued to enjoy realtively good wages in comparison to their middle manager white cllar brethren.

But the same issues attend displaced well paid workers everywhere; it is impossible to move to similarly well paid jobs. So coal workers are obviously concerned not so much for their current jobs as with their abilitiy to sustain the lifestyle 5 years down the line.

This is a challenge for polticians because neoconservatism demands that these people simply be left to fend for themselves, but we know that this ends with the right wing moving in to organise the disaffected.

So the german govt has to have a plan and it currently seems they don't have one.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:40:45 PM EST
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We'll see how well this keeps working now that Germany has effectively played out the string as far as exporting product to the southern EU, crash-out Brexit is reality, and Der Drumpfenfuehrer is napalming every US trade conduit.
by rifek on Thu Nov 1st, 2018 at 09:38:07 PM EST
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