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Minimum wages as the obvious answer?
I disagree. Not the silver bullet IMHO.
I would opt for:
  • (Unconditional) basic income.
  • Fair distribution of work meaning lesser weekly working hours.

Ad astra, GA
by ga on Thu Feb 11th, 2010 at 09:28:19 AM EST
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Actually, within the context of German day-to-day politics, a minimum wage is an obvious answer: something legislators could enact rapidly and with little legislative overhead if they felt that employment was not sufficiently attractive.

But no, it's not a silver bullet.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu Feb 11th, 2010 at 09:46:33 AM EST
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