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Improving Life for Workers

MJ117 Wrote: May 30, 2012 12:46 PM
The way Mondragon got started was that the local workers were convinced to form credit unions which were limited to financial support for startup of co-op businesses. Workers then could borrow, as needed, what the credit union figured would be a reasonable capitalization of reasonable startup companies -- about the price-tag of a work truck -- joked that it will always be easier to rally politically inclined people behind unrealistic, revolutionary causes than to rally them around subtle economic progress, because no crowd marches behind a banner proclaiming, "Toward a Marginally Improved Society!" Subtleties are hoaxes of the suits of the academic world Multigenerational families, life-directed learning & MONDRAGON
It seems intuitive that a free market would lead to a "race to the bottom." In a global marketplace, profit-chasing employers will cut costs by paying workers less and less, and shipping jobs to China.

It's a reason that progressives say government must step in.

So America now has thousands of rules that outlaw wages below $7.25 an hour, restrict unpaid internships and compel people to pay union dues. These rules appear to help workers. But they don't.

"Collective bargaining" sounds good. Collective bargaining "rights" even better. Employers are more sophisticated about job negotiations than individual employees, so why shouldn't workers...