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The old market rules were fencing an old generation of workers in their jobs while casting younger generations to precarious, and illegal, contracts. Liberalising of the market may put an end to this

The way it's being done in Spain, it appears there reform will indeed not put an end to the "dual labour market". The trend now seems to be that yound people should work for free and never expect a long-term contract, while making the position of the workers on existing long-term contracts more precarious (contracts are now easier to break by employers). But the dual labour market remains.

guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to "define the situation." --- David Graeber citing Marc Cooper

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 24th, 2012 at 07:04:05 AM EST
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ditto italia.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Apr 27th, 2012 at 11:27:26 PM EST
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