Friday 9 December 2016

Taking up the gauntlet

Published 19/05/2010 | 05:00

Following the devastating news from Pfizer that 785 more people will join a dole queue which already surpasses 400,000, we must ask: what can be done to create or protect jobs?

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The families and individuals concerned have the sympathy of the nation, but sympathy does not put food on the table.

Economists will tell you that while democracy is local, capitalism is global, and therefore voting for change is not enough to insulate economies -- or far more importantly, populations -- from the aftershocks of seismic shifts in corporate power.

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