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April 13, 2019

The Danish burger flipper

Filed under: Economics, News, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 15:13

This is a great post by Infidel on the wage inequality between our country and other countries.   Infidel breaks the information down in ways that clearly show the US workers are getting badly screwed.   You should head over to his site and read the post.  Below is a brief quote from the post, much more information at the link.  Hugs

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-danish-burger-flipper.html

A while ago I linked to the graphic above in one of the link round-ups.  From time to time it appears in posts on Tumblr, often with some commentary of which this is fairly typical, attributing the difference to stronger unions and better government regulations in Scandinavia.

Since then I have wondered whether it’s really true, though.  There’s a lot of misinformation on Tumblr (as on the internet generally), and anyone can throw together a striking graphic.  As I discussed briefly here (item 2), the US economy since the Reagan administration has changed drastically from how it was before, with 30 years of wage stagnation and people in jobs which would formerly have supported a solid standard of living now struggling to get by.  But could the relative position of American workers really be as bad as the graphic suggests?

 

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