April 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm #8397
This animated gif shows where Europe is heading. Many jobs become obsolete or get outsourced to other countries. Especially youth unemployment is a major factor for the increase.
And here a link to the image just year by year (scroll down to the bottom).
I have many friends who work longer and harder for just marginal pay rises. Some of them just get by, doing whatever job they can find.
Were you affected by similar trends or have friends or family who were?
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")April 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm #8405
What stands out to me on that map is the reversal of fortunes for Spain, Greece, East Germany and Poland. It is clear that East Germany and Poland out competed the rest of Europe. It isn’t really possible to see with that map that there has been a net outflow of jobs to other parts of the world.
It’s a separate issue that businesses have used their greater leverage against people in order to extract more profitability. It’s obvious that corporate workforce mobility is a major problem for any country with a high standard of living. Unfortunately most governments don’t see that as a problem because government employees are the last ones that would become effected since government can borrow for a long time to cover their unexpected revenue shortfalls.April 13, 2014 at 7:59 pm #8461
Hard to tell , it fluxuates a lot , and the USSR break away nations are not counted , interesting that by that map , they are still spelled in Russian . Also , it is interesting to note that its primarily the west that has bought into the communism that has been recently renamed globalism ….while Russia has not done so very much , and China has done a good job of exploiting the wests stupidity . Just Sayin.
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