Thursday, October 18, 2012

Americans' Wages Expect to Decline Further

The Wall Street Journal reports today: "US Executives Pessimistic" (2012, Oct 18), p. B2.

The article explains that a survey of 6,8000 Harvard Business School alumni found that respondents were "deeply pessimistic about the ability of companies in the US to compete in the global economy and to pay high wages to US workers...."

We are experiencing a global "race to the bottom" in wages driven by the ceaseless desire to maximize profits at all costs.

Please see my essay on the devolving neo-feudal economy here:

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  1. The important thing is not wages but the purchasing power.

  2. that is a good point. As the dollar deflates, purchasing power for imports will decline.

    but US exports will get a boost...hopefully stimulating job creation

    at least, I think that is the plan


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