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  •  A lot of it (0+ / 0-)

    is less the PWE than fear of losing a desperately-needed job, I suspect. American workers have been so intimidated and brow-beaten for the last several decades they now they're in a place where they hang on to whatever income-generating situation they can.

    If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.--A Boston cabbie, to Gloria Steinem, in the 1970s

    by Mnemosyne on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 05:11:20 PM PST

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    •  Well yes, I absolutely agree... (0+ / 0-)

      that individuals are unlikely to slow down productivity gains. I suppose I'm not so much saying that people should stand up and say "NO" when their employer has them working late after another round of layoffs. I'm saying that the whole anti-union, anti-labor law mentality in the US is the problem. I've met any number of people who have had to do work in Europe and just couldn't deal with workers leaving at 4pm or having a siesta.

      People wouldn't need to stand up one at a time if they supported stronger labor laws and other large-scale pro-labor efforts.

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