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Of course, high racial diversity also correlates strongly with being a colonial power and/or a slave economy, both of which undercut organised labour as a power bloc (for reasons that should be obvious).

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Mar 1st, 2009 at 03:38:35 PM EST
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Quite true, but what Alesina finds is more important in undercutting labor is a winner-take-all electoral system rather than proportional representation which allows for radical parties to have direct political representation, rather than negotiated representation with one of two major parties.
by santiago on Sun Mar 1st, 2009 at 06:07:31 PM EST
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