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Jan.20, 2011
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Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, 2008(converted at PPP rates)
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Why is there no socialism in the United States? Werner Sombart (1905) explained why the  American labor movement had failed to establish  a significant labor or socialist party: “the conditions  of life peculiar to the American proletariat”. Discuss: Is the US really exceptional? Can you  give examples of American exceptionalism and try  to explain why? 
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Other advanced countries did not experience either  massive increases in wage differentials and wage  inequality or drops in the real earnings of the less skilled. Loss of collective representation or employee voice was  most severe in the US. American workers get less training within firms than  workers do in several other countries, even though such  training appears to have a good payoff.  Persons at the bottom of the income or earnings 
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course LABOR STUD 575:301 taught by Professor Liu during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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