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29 October 2010

Unattainable pensions

Sometimes I wonder whether I should be using and promoting ClustrMaps, given that about 90% of their ad sponsorship is from far-right websites, but it's pretty useful for something free-as-in-beer.

The following ClustrMaps ad grabbed my attention:

Unsustainable Pensions Many government pensions are out of control. Learn more & take action!
www.TheFreeEnterpriseNation.org


I couldn't help but think: Is the real problem unsustainable pensions or unattainable pensions? One side-effect of the pervasive trend toward two-tier payrolls is that the tier with the actually livable jobs, the jobs with bennies, is getting smaller and smaller, soon to be completely phased out, I'm sure. Americans, to their disgrace, have largely been cowed into submission. Instead of mobilizing against the fact that private sector workers are underpaid, they have successfully been conned into griping about 'overpaid' civil servants.

1 comment:

The Arthurian said...

Instead of mobilizing against the fact that private sector workers are underpaid, they have successfully been conned into griping about 'overpaid' civil servants.

Exactly. People seem to think that the solution to a shrinking economy is to attack a sector that has been shrinking less!

Nice, Lorraine, what you did with Blended Purple's emigration post.

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