Monday, September 17, 2007

This is not a flat world, but a tilted one


Take This Job and Ship It
Byron L. Dorgan


The majority of the victims lost in the sinking of the Titanic were second- and third-class passengers, and immigrants and workers in steerage below, writes Byron L. Dorgan in ‘Take This Job and Ship It’ ( http://www.stmartins.com/). Similarly the current job losses in the US hit the less affluent, he says. “The wealthy grab the lifeboats, and the rest flounder. ‘Sink or swim,’ workers are told. ‘Compete with thirty-cent-an-hour labour or lose your job, that’s just the new reality of the global economy,’ they say.”

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