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  •  It's part of the downward spiral. Factory jobs (0+ / 0-)

    move overseas, union busting going on, fewer jobs for men that pay less.  Women have no choice but to go to work to make up the lost wages.

    Should women be blamed because they "accept" lower wages?  Or should employers be blamed for discrimination?

    The export of jobs overseas is more to blame for women in the workforce than the so-called radical feminism.

    •  We can't pretend that we lived in a post WWII (0+ / 0-)

      world. If you look at the world the day after WWII ended you would have seen what was really responsible for "American Exceptionalism".. that is that Europe blew up it's entire industrial base, Central and South America never had much of an industrial base to speak along with Africa and much of Asia. Unions blossoming in the 40s and 50s has more to do with the fact that America, and the American worker was the only show in town for industrial capacity.

      By the 80s Japan had gotten it self back together and was aggressively competing with us and by the end the 90s China had dropped it's Maoist policies and opened itself ever increasing capitalist industrialization and europe has largely rebuilt it's industrial capacity.

      Unless you plan on demolishing the world's industrial base then i can never see unions or factory jobs making a strong return.

      This is the world we live in. We are no longer completing with 200-400, 000 American workers. We're competing with 7Billion workers world wide and industry will pay as little as it can to get the most work it can.

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