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Slavery in Greece?

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COMMENT: SWAMP has spotted a very important story.

In our discussion of the “op” executed by Eddie the Friendly Spook, we have noted that the political forces embodied in the “Peach Fuzz Fascist” (Snowden) favor the secession of the South, believe the Confederacy was right, and are in favor of slavery, past, present and future.

A very ominous proposal has been floated by the Greek government. (See text excerpts below.) Not only does it suggest the possibility that the staggering unemployment rate among Greek youth be solved by “unpaid” employment, but floats the possibility that jobless young people be shipped abroad!

We wonder to where they will be shipped? What are they supposed to do when they get there? 

All is not well in the “Cradle of Democracy!”

“Europe’s Mod­est Pro­posal To End Unem­ploy­ment: Slav­ery” by Tyler Dur­den; zerohedge.com; 1/24/2014.

EXCERPT: Hav­ing spent weeks talk­ing amongst them­selves about the chronic and dan­ger­ous rise of youth unem­ploy­ment in Europe (as we warned here), the Cen­ter of Plan­ning and Eco­nomic Research in Greece has pro­posed a con­tro­ver­sial mea­sure. As GreekRe­porter reports, the mea­sure includes unpaid work for the young and unem­ployed up to 24 years old, so that com­pa­nies would have a strong motive to hire young employ­ees.

“Unpaid” work sounds a lot like slav­ery to us… but it gets bet­ter; the report also sug­gested “export­ing young unem­ployed persons.”

“Cen­tre of Plan­ning and Eco­nomic Research in Greece has pro­posed a con­tro­ver­sial mea­sure in order to deal with the prob­lem of increas­ing unem­ploy­ment in the country.

The mea­sure includes unpaid work for the young and unem­ployed up to 24 years old, so that com­pa­nies would have a strong motive to hire young employ­ees. Prac­ti­cally, what is pro­posed is the abo­li­tion of the basic salary for a year. At the same time the “export” of young unem­ployed per­sons was also pro­posed to other coun­tries abroad, as Greek busi­nesses do not appear able to hire new per­son­nel.”
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Whether it’s Europe in the 1930’s or the US dur­ing the same period (con­flicts between strik­ers, the National Guard and armed mili­tias), unem­ploy­ment can cre­ate a pow­er­ful cock­tail of unrest. But turn­ing your nation’s young into slaves does not seem like a good solu­tion to us. . . .

“Controversial Proposal for Tackling Unemployment” by Nikoleta Kalmouki; Greek Reporter; 1/24/2014.

EXCERPT: Centre of Planning and Economic Research in Greece has proposed a controversial measure in order to deal with the problem of increasing unemployment in the country.

The measure includes unpaid work for the young and unemployed up to 24 years old, so that companies would have a strong motive to hire young employees. Practically, what is proposed is the abolition of the basic salary for a year. At the same time the “export” of young unemployed persons was also proposed to other countries abroad, as Greek businesses do not appear able to hire new personnel.

According to the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce, unemployment especially hits the ages between 15-24. The unemployment rate in Greece stands at 24.6% while 57.2% of young people are without a job. The majority of the unemployed (71%) have had no work for 12 months or more, while 23.3 % of the total have never worked. There were 3,635,905 people employed and 1,345,387 unemployed. . . .

 

 

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One comment for “Slavery in Greece?”

  1. The zerohedge link may not be working.
    Here is the original report in “The Greek Reporter”.

    http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/01/24/controversial-proposal-for-tackling-unemployment/

    Posted by Swamp | January 25, 2014, 11:56 pm

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