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JHB

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10. It doesn't, but dealing with it is complicated and the provisions are relatively obscure...
Tue Jun 16, 2020, 10:11 PM
Jun 2020

...so the only people who lobby hard about it are the people who like the current setup and are pushing for more.

I'm not an expert, but my sense of it is that these games are responsible for most of the job losses usually blamed on "trade deals! NAFTA! RARRRW!"

When this subject comes up it's always instructive to break out the 1991 Philadelphia Inquirer series by Bartlett and Steele:
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/inq_HT_WhatWentWrong1991.html

DAY 1
How game was rigged against middle class

After three decades, American worker loses out to Mexico
Who - and how many - in America's middle class

DAY 2
The lucrative business of bankruptcy

DAY 3
Big business hits the jackpot with billions in tax breaks

DAY 4
Why the world is closing in on the U.S. economy

DAY 5
The high cost of deregulation: Joblessness, bankruptcy, debt

DAY 6
For millions in U.S., a harsh reality: It's not safe to get sick

How death came to a once-prosperous discount-store chain

DAY 7
Raiders work their wizardry on an all-American company

DAY 8
When you retire, will there be a pension waiting?

Workers saving for their retirement lose on junk bonds

DAY 9
How special-interest groups have their way with Congress

America's two-class tax system


This has been with us for a long time.
Well, it could've been OTHER viruses... Beartracks Jun 2020 #1
Yeah I have heard stories. Initech Jun 2020 #7
I know I'm hopelessly naive on these things, but I'll never understand why this shit is legal. Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2020 #2
It's not. It's jungle capitalism. TreasonousBastard Jun 2020 #3
It doesn't, but dealing with it is complicated and the provisions are relatively obscure... JHB Jun 2020 #10
Thanks. Bookmarking... nt Blasphemer Jun 2020 #13
Also bookmarking. Thank you. betsuni Jun 2020 #17
They have moved into healthcare big. Blue_true Jun 2020 #20
The lucrative business of bankruptcy keithbvadu2 Jun 2020 #26
Decent jobs and pensions go 'poof' and rich guys become richer guys. Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2020 #35
I'll never get over how TheFarseer Jun 2020 #36
+1 Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2020 #38
they gave it the romney treatment nt msongs Jun 2020 #4
Maybe because it is the second circle of hell Bettie Jun 2020 #5
Strep? How were the kids? TreasonousBastard Jun 2020 #6
All fine, they never get it Bettie Jun 2020 #12
It is, but frazzled Jun 2020 #18
So it's getting the Borders and Toys R Us treatment then? Initech Jun 2020 #8
Chuck E. Cheese is horrible. Wolf Frankula Jun 2020 #9
Chuck E. Cheese may be no great loss but the style of execution is troubling. Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2020 #11
It would have been gone years ago madville Jun 2020 #14
Lol, was waiting for a post like that! Nt USALiberal Jun 2020 #24
Only place that makes pizza sauce, where the first ingredient is sugar. 😂 TheBlackAdder Jun 2020 #37
I am happy to say that I managed to avoid... 3catwoman3 Jun 2020 #15
Las Vegas for kids Archetypist Jun 2020 #16
what happens in The Ball Pit, stays in The Ball Pit. uncle ray Jun 2020 #28
Lenders never catch on to this scam ..... rickford66 Jun 2020 #19
Chuck has been hurting for years. Solid companies don't usually sell to private Hoyt Jun 2020 #21
The Romney scheme for making money eleny Jun 2020 #22
The Giant anamatronic singing mice Olafjoy Jun 2020 #23
When my kids were little SCantiGOP Jun 2020 #25
Chuck E. Cheese, designed to get kids used to casino life. Greybnk48 Jun 2020 #27
Meh Calculating Jun 2020 #29
Anything with the word cheese deserves to go out of business Awsi Dooger Jun 2020 #30
One out of three isn't that bad. TreasonousBastard Jun 2020 #31
I am with you on all 3. Wow! n/t Laelth Jun 2020 #33
blood suckers Demovictory9 Jun 2020 #32
capitalism works so well Mr Romney scarytomcat Jun 2020 #34
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