Anonymous in the comments suggests folks are not getting what the Sandwichman is trying to say because S. is, shall we say, too circumspect. Sandwichman suspects Anon. has a point. Here's how Anonymous sums up the case:
1. Reduction of working hours is what this crisis is all about. You have a choice, reduce working hours, or eat dog food, and buy ammo - it is up to you.That pretty much sums up what the Sandwichman is trying to say. And has been trying to say for, oh, about 14 years.
2. 163,000 people are losing their jobs each and every week. Now you may think this is a statistic, but in very short order you will be taught how palpable and real those numbers are.
3. Dirt cookie anyone..
During that time it has also become clear that there are lots of propeller heads out in the blogosphere in full-frontal denial. They'll hang their lame-ass, whiny objections on the slenderest threads of textbook technicalities. Like, "If all of the crane operators in the country cut their hours it would not create hours for anyone else, very few people can competently operate a crane."
Oh yeah? Well, if all the crane operators in the country up and quit their fucking jobs and were replaced by newly-minted ones it wouldn't create 12-fucking-million jobs, either, asshole. We're not talking about college textbook exercises and pretty mathematical formulas, here. We're talking about a totally fucked-up economy that is collapsing. "You have a choice, reduce work hours, or eat dog food, and buy ammo..."