Date: Nov 14, 2012 12:41 AM
Author: Paul A. Tanner III
Subject: Re: Unappreciated - IL public workers face a morale crisis

On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 10:37 PM, Haim <hpipik@netzero.com> wrote:
> Jerry P. Becker Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:04 PM
>

>>What exactly did Illinois teachers, police
>>officers, firefighters, sanitation employees,
>>correction officers, building inspectors,
>>employment service representatives, bus drivers,
>>child welfare specialists, residential care
>>workers, lab technicians or librarians do wrong?
>>
>>----------------
>>Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment
>>relations at the University of Illinois, is
>>director of the Labor Education program under the
>>School of Labor and Employment Relations.

>
> Dear Professor Bruno,
>
> There is no more money.
>


Dear Professor Bruno,

Conservatives like Haim do not know of that which they speak. Of
course the money is there - just make enough of what is there go into
government treasuries, while at the same time cause more economic
growth, the source of ever greater revenues for government. Just look
at the examples of the countries whose per capita nominal GDPs are
larger than that of the US:

That's right. For every year of the past many
decades, most of the countries of socialist-capitalist northern Europe
have had larger per capita nominal GDPs - and more upward income
mobility with the percentages of their populations being entrepreneurs
ever higher than the US. See some of the most recent data on this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita

The US now has only half the percentage in 1977 of its population
being entrepreneurs. Because of regulations taken off the banks
starting with Reagan in the 1980s and ending in the 1999 repeal of the
Glass-Steagall Act, entrepreneurial democracy is quickly getting to
the point of no longer existing in the US (without these regulations,
the banks can now make more money more quickly more easily doing
something else than lending it to ordinary people to start or expand
keep going a small business). It exists much more in other countries -
see the below on Norway, the richest country in the world per capita
outside of some very small countries with *citizen* populations of no
more than a few hundred thousand - most much less.

In Norway (the most socialist of these socialist-capitalist countries,
with government having majority ownership of roughly 1/3 of all
publicly traded corporations in the country along with the many
corporations fully owned by government - the big banks included) the
nominal per capita GDP is now twice as large as that of the US. On
Norway:

"Moral economics -> world's highest living standard and greatest
happiness"
http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?messageID=7633652&tstart=0

To add to all the many links and citations in the abive message:

http://www.goinglobal.com/articles/1079/

Quote: "Considered the "promised land" for the unemployed of Europe,
Norway boasts low unemployment, high salaries and continued job
creation."