Forum Index            

SelectSmart.com®
Before you decide
Over 20,000 selectors

Share

This isn't complicated. 2020 is a referendum on Trump.

The job of the Biden campaign is simple, and Trump is helping.
Is your name welcomed below? Then you can post here. Otherwise, click "Log In" to post!
Welcome! » Log In » Create A New Profile

A template for society.

Posted by meagain 
A template for society.
May 10, 2020 09:57PM
If Denmark can do this, why nor America and Canada. This is what service work could and should look like.

[www.nytimes.com]
Re: A template for society.
May 10, 2020 10:39PM
Thanks. Reading it now. From what I've read so far:

Quote

The pandemic interrupted my reporting, but I’d be safer if I still were in Denmark: It has had almost twice as much testing per capita as the United States and fewer than half as many deaths per capita.

Put it this way: More than 35,000 Americans have already died in part because the United States could not manage the pandemic as deftly as Denmark.

Denmark lowered new infections so successfully that last month it reopened elementary schools and day care centers as well as barber shops and physical therapy centers. Malls and shops will be allowed to reopen on Monday, and restaurants and cafes a week later.

Moreover, Danes kept their jobs. The trauma of massive numbers of people losing jobs and health insurance, of long lines at food banks — that is the American experience, but it’s not what’s happening in Denmark. America’s unemployment rate last month was 14.7 percent, but Denmark’s is hovering in the range of 4 percent to 5 percent.

“Our aim was that businesses wouldn’t fire workers,” Labor Minister Peter Hummelgaard told me. Denmark’s approach is simple: Along with some other European countries, it paid companies to keep employees on the payroll, reimbursing up to 90 percent of wages of workers who otherwise would have been laid off.

Denmark also helped hard-hit companies pay fixed costs like rent — on the condition that they suspend dividends, don’t buy back stock and don’t use foreign havens to evade taxes.

Some of the $3 trillion that the United States has poured into unemployment benefits, stimulus payments, business rescues and industry bailouts has gone to worker retention, but the attention to avoiding layoffs is far less serious.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/10/2020 10:43PM by Donna.
Re: A template for society.
May 10, 2020 11:07PM
"“Our aim was that businesses wouldn’t fire workers,” Labor Minister Peter Hummelgaard told me. Denmark’s approach is simple: Along with some other European countries, it paid companies to keep employees on the payroll, reimbursing up to 90 percent of wages of workers who otherwise would have been laid off."

That's what PPP is for. It's up to the businesses to request it. If they don't, it's their fault.
Re: A template for society.
May 10, 2020 11:27PM
Oddly, this is what was supposed to be linked. Though, the one that is is not inappropriate.

[www.nytimes.com]
Re: A template for society.
May 11, 2020 06:16PM
The difference to Denmark and Canada:

The Danish have one of the lowest debts in the world as a result of clever fiscal policy and have been steadily reducing the number of migrants they take in since 2016.

Their population is also as a result increasing at a rate of about one third that of Canada, which indicates as usual that the less population growth the better the economy and general government well being.

That is a better template for society.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Build yourselves a wall of ships!" said the Oracle!



Edited 9 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/2020 06:36PM by Kairos.
Re: A template for society.
May 11, 2020 09:40PM
Denmark has about the same debt to GDP ratio as Canada: that makes it clever but Canada is not? Denmark has a population density of around 350 per sq. mile: Canada under 11. But the population of Denmark meets your approval and Canada is overpopulated?

You stupid drip. I also have a template for you and it can be found in any standard book of psychiatry.
Re: A template for society.
May 14, 2020 09:08AM
All this debt to GDP ratio is bullsh^t that simply justifies increasing population and economic expansion the same things driving the world into an ecological abyss.

Denmark's national debt is a mere fraction of Canada's. You can weasel around that, but it is a fact. The more population, the worse the economic situation in every case.

Hence Canada has a higher population and many times more debt than Denmark. If you keep increasing the population we will gain even more debt rather than paying it off by increasing GDP in the process.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Build yourselves a wall of ships!" said the Oracle!
Re: A template for society.
May 14, 2020 08:11PM
Your renewed energetic ignorance is noted: your arrogance with it.
Re: A template for society.
May 16, 2020 08:06PM
Your desire for ever increasing debt, inflation, population and economic expansion (read environmental destruction for profit) is noted as usual.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Build yourselves a wall of ships!" said the Oracle!
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login



Cookies Consent Policy & Privacy Statement. All Rights Reserved. SelectSmart® is a registered trademark. | Contact SelectSmart.com | Advertise on SelectSmart.com | This site is for sale!