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Work Those Greeks! Advent of Modern Slavery?

from The Daily Bell:

EU Says Greeks Should Work Six-Day Week: Report … In the leaked letter, reported in The Guardian newspaper, the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund call for Athens to implement the measure as part of the bailout agreement with lenders. According to the paper, the letter states that more flexibility must be implemented to work schedules, including working into the weekend by increasing the number of maximum working days to six. The paper printed the following extract from the letter: “Increase the number of maximum workdays to six days per week for all sectors. Increase flexibility of work schedules; set the minimum daily rest to 11 hours; delink the working hours of employees from the opening hours of the establishment; eliminate restrictions on minimum/maximum time between morning and afternoon shifts; allow the consecutive two-week leave to be taken anytime during the year in seasonal sectors.” – CNBC

Dominant Social Theme: If you are Greek, you are lazy and need to work harder. You have weak blood.

Free-Market Analysis: Are leaks always a mistake? Someone may have wanted this memo disseminated and we figure it might be the troika itself: the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.

These are the new powers in Europe and represent the construction of a new society that one could call “technocracy.” Of course, we know where technocracy comes from. It comes from Plato and his idea of philosopher kings.

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3 comments to Work Those Greeks! Advent of Modern Slavery?

  • Lowell

    I know labor history. I live it. I work 12-14 hours a day and can not afford a house. Why, because it’s chicken today, feathers tomorrow. Ok, maybe I could afford a new truck. Nope. Can’t. I won’t borrow the money, and I sure as hell can’t put 40K together.

    From Greece to Wisconsin, the message is clear. Work, pay taxes rinse and repeat.

    From A to B economics.

  • Pack Animal

    Alright everyone it is sing along time. Remember the song Money for Nothinbg by Dire Straights? here goes, sing along now…

    That ain’t workin that’s the way you do it
    You work the Greeks for the ECB

    We gotta steal your current wages
    Custom fiat currencies
    We gotta steal your pension plans
    We gotta move people from the streets

    • Travis

      I like, I like. I pictured Max Keiser singing it.

      The Greeks will end up with a shorter work week (with less pay) as it means more people can have jobs. It is a trick many poorly run, socialist nations employ.
      And yes, the Greeks are for the most part, very lazy.

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