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Wikileaks released a 2004 cable commending the Irish economic miracle. The C&L blog decodes the strategy:

Step One: Strike when labor is at its greatest disadvantage ....

Step Two: Get organized labor's buy-in by calling it a Social Partnership ....

Step Three: "Dictatorial Leadership" [aka "market discipline" ....]

Steps Four and Five: EU Support and US Offshore Tax Breaks ....

They know their way.

by das monde on Thu Dec 16th, 2010 at 07:14:30 AM EST

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