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What California can learn from Greece’s fiscal collapse

Carrie Sheffield
Writer
              Riot Police buses patrol the streets of the city during the inauguration of the annual Thessaloniki International Trade Fair Saturday Sept. 7, 2013. Labor unions are planing a series of weekend demonstrations in the country's second largest city, demanding a reversal of minimum wage cuts imposed in the bailed out country last year. The Greek government is facing confrontation with unions over plans to begin mass firings and forced transfers of public sector workers. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

Surprisingly, Golden Staters should take a cue from the Greeks. While Greece is scaling back its anachronistic benefits for public sector workers, California policymakers are poised to adopt an eventual $10/hour minimum wage — the highest in the country. While Greece is hardly the model for fiscal discipline, this recent belt-tightening is a step forward. If only leaders in another temperate, coastal paradise would follow suit.

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