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The New Normal: A Lot Like Now Only Worse

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The "New Normal" is code for the continuing race to bottom that will marginalize what was the American middle class to a lower caste subservient population.

The promotion of the New Normal concept can be seen the current socioeconomic situation and the matter-of-fact statements about coming social trends.


The New Normal Robber Barons by realityzone.blogspot.com

If you haven't heard these platitudes, meant to condition you to your "New Normal" life, you haven't been paying attention. Since you probably have, I beg you to take just a moment to reflect on them and their meaning:

"We are experiencing our second jobless recovery...

"Germany is succeeding now due to wage concessions made by their workers...

"There's a disconnect between economic recovery and job creation...

"The recovery from this recession will be very slow with many ups and downs...

"The new normal may include higher levels of unemployment than in the past...

"America needs to learn how to produce and export more...

"Corporations are cash rich but are afraid to hire as they are unsure about the rules of the game...

"Unemployment benefits stop workers from looking for a job...

"Workers may not see low unemployment and wage gains for ten to twenty years...

"We will not be able to replace the 8 million jobs we lost overnight. It's going to take some time.

"Employers are less likely to hire someone who is unemployed...

Do you find these messages irritating? You should. They're telling you to lower your expectations. You will be hearing more and more of them, until you relent, become numb and tune them out.

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Chaz Valenza is writer and small business owner in New Jersey. He earned his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. His current feature film project is "Single Point Failure" an insider's account of how the Reagan Administration (more...)
 

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We ending the 2001 recession with a "jobless recov... by Chaz Valenza on Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 at 5:39:44 PM
I especially appreciate your analysis of mainstrea... by Jack Flanders on Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 at 5:52:32 PM
Because the piece was running long I cut some addi... by Chaz Valenza on Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 at 6:12:58 PM
America's love of money has now reaped its just re... by Archie on Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 at 3:09:34 PM
This scenario has been done to death ergo the curt... by Donald on Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 at 3:53:11 PM
May-be they forgot to read history...orThey made i... by Debbie S on Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 at 10:47:28 PM
Perhaps we are in the earlies stages of moving to ... by Temy Beal on Monday, Aug 23, 2010 at 2:57:45 AM