How Liberals Think - At Least They Think
From NewsBusters.org (self proclaimed debunker of the liberal media)
You're a liberal. You've identified a problem -- the massive loss of manufacturing jobs in the United States; a net loss of 4.6 million jobs over the last 20 years. You've even done a decent job of identifying the causes of the problem: "Companies lose market share to foreign low-cost producers . . . or move their operations overseas in search of lower wages . . . or apply production techniques that require fewer workers."Mr. Finkelstein is actually well speckled in academic qualifications, despite his apparent flawed analysis of the role of welfare programs and a healthy economy. The last time I checked, the Euro hasn't dipped below the dollar since it came out. Finkelstein would maybe recognize that social protection programs are necessary to keep poor people from realizing the true exploitation of their labor and chasing his free-market pals around with baseball bats to get a decent wage or a secured paid vacation.
So, what's your solution? Measures like reducing taxes and regulation to make U.S. manufacturers more competitive, perhaps? Of course not! Remember, you're a liberal. No, your solution is what you yourself describe as a "massive" new welfare program for affected workers and communities that will contribute to making U.S. manufacturers even less competitive and destroy even more jobs!
Labels: Politics and Poverty