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They Should Have Been Lawyers

Posted By Conn Carroll On December 17, 2008 @ 11:17 am In Economics | Comments Disabled

At some point in every law school, students are taught the old lawyer’s trick of “inconsistent pleadings.” The classic example of this involves a case where someone is accused to borrowing someone’s teapot and breaking it. The (perfectly legal) defense can simultaneously be:

  1. I didn’t borrow the teapot
  2. The teapot is not broken, AND
  3. The teapot was broken when I borrowed it.

That is exactly the game the UAW is playing by simultaneously arguing:

  1. We don’t get paid more than non-UAW auto workers
  2. We can’t possibly accept a pay cut to non-UAW levels, AND
  3. We have already agreed to reduce our pay to non-UAW levels.

The UAW is wasting their talent on the assembly line. They should have all been lawyers.


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