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  1. Joseph Couture

    Joseph Couture GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    I remember when President Bush (the first) went to Japan back in the late 1980’s. We we upset that the Japanese were keeping much of their market closed to US manufacturers, and Bush went there to to try to open things up. A group of corporate CEOs insisted on accompanying him, to lecture the Japanese CEOs about “fair trade” and how they were hurting US manufacturers. Well, the first thing the Japanese said to these American CEOs was that their executive compensation was way out of line with their positions within their own industries. “NO NO NO! We DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT!!” answered our CEOs. This was reported in the news for only a day or two, then quickly stifled.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    I was working for $2.25 an hour in 1971. Just as I was about to get a 25 cent an hour raise, Nixon imposed wage and price controls for 90 days.

  3. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 month ago

    @Rad-ish

    I was working for $2.25 an hour in 1971
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    You were doing pretty good in 1971. That’s $13.00 in 2014 dollars
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    http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl?cost1=2.25&year1=1971&year2=2014
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    Another thing that’s interesting is that $2.25 is more than the wages at the Maquiladoras, just a few miles south of here.
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    That’s what the oligarchs have planned for American labor.

  4. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 month ago

    @Zuhlamon

    You seem to be implying that $2.25 was the minimum wage in 1971. It wasn’t. It was $1.60.

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 month ago

    @churchillwasright

    I implied no such thing. I only said that, at $2.25, he was doing pretty good in 1971 – I have Google, and a simple “Minimum Wage 1971” showed the value.
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    My point about the Maquiladoras is that the export of manufacturing to other countries where labor (and life) is cheap underscores the problem of the growing chasm of wage inequality and stagnation in this country. Conservatives have a knee-jerk answer for that – blame the working poor as being lazy, unfit, and generally too stupid to better themselves.

  6. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 month ago

    Last year in Switzerland a 1:12 ratio was rejected by voters, where an executive’s pay could not be more than 12x than the lowest paid worker. Something like this is interesting because it’s in the vested interest of the CEO’s for the working class to make more so they can make more. While extreme, something like this should be brought up here. The country cannot thrive on a middle class that is on life support.

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