The highly regulated, protectionist Japanese economy, and an overall collectivist culture, leaves little room for flexibility in executive pay. This makes Japanese businesses less competitive, and work life more miserable.
When you hear a cop has been fired from his job for some heinous act, be sure to check back a few months later. He may have been rehired thanks to the fact that it's very easy for cops to appeal termination and win.
Landlords invest their stored labor—savings—at a risk and with the knowledge that they won't recoup it for some time. In creating or renovating rental properties, they aid those who can't store their labor yet—tenants and laborers.
Even though the official unemployment rate is probably not quite as high as it was in 1933, there are reasons to believe that our labor market is currently in even worse shape economically than it was at the lowest depths of the Great Depression.
The Danish state believes that the nation can avoid economic collapse if the state pays private sector workers' salaries. This, it is thought, will allow private companies to avoid layoffs. But there's a downside.