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What Happens When You "Drive the Occupiers Off the Streets?"



People form committees. They find places to meet. They take time to educate one another about economic, social, philosophical and ideological issues that concern them.

They set up websites, they publish magazines, they produce videos.

They take time to discuss difficult issues and look for consensus and compromise.

They write, post blogs, spread the word, invite others to meetings, share information with Occupiers elsewhere. They identify priorities and create working groups. They recruit friends and develop working relationships with small businesses and neighborhood groups and unions and churches.

They plan direct actions, and mull strategies.

They grow strong.

They grow smart.

They get focused.

Their numbers swell.

They become better-organized across a broader range of issues.

They incubate the future.

Including the future hell for our Beloved Oligarchs.

Good job, clueless Mayors, police brass, and other spineless lackeys of the one percent!

I love the Movement.

Thank you Occupiers.



Many American economists and business groups say the comparison is deeply flawed because of fundamental differences between Denmark and the United States, including Denmark’s high living costs and taxes, a generous social safety net that includes universal health care and a collective bargaining system in which employer associations and unions work together. The fast-food restaurants here are also less profitable than their American counterparts.

“Trying to compare the business and labor practices in Denmark and the U.S. is like comparing apples to autos,” said Steve Caldeira, president of the International Franchise Association, a group based in Washington that promotes franchising and has many fast-food companies as members.

“Denmark is a small country” with a far higher cost of living, Mr. Caldeira said. “Unions dominate, and the employment system revolves around that fact.”

But as Denmark illustrates, companies have managed to adapt in countries that demand a living wage, and economists like Mr. Schmitt see it as a possible model.


The reason why the pay isn't like that in the US because they can easily replace an employee -- (I actually know a Jack-the-Box employee who routinely doesn't show up was fired and rehired a few times -- she has been with them awhile and knows managers here or there but she justifies it by saying "they need me" if that was the case, I'd negotiate for higher wages (I don't know if she still works there but often times she isn't there when I visit her roommate) -- at that wage offer.

Certainly radically different factors come into play.

Thanks! nt

Posted by babylonsister | Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:12 PM (0 replies)
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