There is a long historical process of these laws coming into being in Germany, with the clear exception of the period of Nazi control. When the Nazi's came into power, they abolished work councils and dismantled unions.
The Nazi's supported all the things you listed, but they were totally against what I am talking about. The Nazi's were all about preventing workers from unionizing or developing collective power in the name of "market freedom".
"We stand for the maintenance of private property... We shall protect free enterprise as the most expedient, or rather the sole possible economic order."
From now on, post links when you are posting what appears to be a fact instead of your opinion. Freaking lying ass commie bullshit out of you. Constantly.
I'm not sure what you thought I meant by that.
I'm sorry if you are mad, trying taking a few breaths, calm down and look at what is being posted. If you want me to be more specific, I will, just don't start shitting yourself so quickly. Workers in Germany have significant control over their companies because they can elect half of the controlling board. This gives them a sense of responsibility over the company because they have representative control over it. This is extremely different from how things are in America.
Last edited by Wei Wu Wei; 01-05-2012 at 06:56 PM.
I'd turn the question around: Why don't Germans work as hard as Americans?
They have enormous worker-oriented policies that benefit the vast majority of their population. They have far lower income equality than in the US.
They've had higher GDP growth as a percentage in recent years, and their unemployment rate is lower than ours.
They have very robust social services and public spending, yet their debt-to-GDP ratio is far lower than ours.
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