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Well, the idea here is to meet a lack of demand by reducing supply - which naturally means fewer hours worked, and hence lower wages.

Wages per hour will not be reduced by this plan.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 at 04:59:33 AM EST
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Oh. I didn't catch that angle. Well, that does make it much less objectionable. Although any wage-reducing deal that does not require the equity holders to go all the way down to a return of [German sovereign debt plus reasonable risk premium] and does not require upper management to take a drastic haircut (to the level of - say - university professor or mid-level public bureaucrat) strikes me as socialising losses from previously privatised gains.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 at 05:03:52 AM EST
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