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Anthony harris
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I have just received my game today - good job LudiCreations!

I have read the rule book today, inside I have found one rule strange; the cost of foreign workers. I'm not educated in economics, but it puzzles me how these types of workers get cheaper as the economy gets worse. This does not seem to make thematic sense. Is this cost just for game play purposes or do I not have a grasp on the subject?
 
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David Turczi
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Well... I know nothing about economics either, but I've lived in a not-so-well-off country and a considerably-better-off country as well. When a foreigner moves there to get a job, they would expect to be paid more in the latter country. YMMV
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Sotiris Tsantilas
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TDaver wrote:
Well... I know nothing about economics either, but I've lived in a not-so-well-off country and a considerably-better-off country as well. When a foreigner moves there to get a job, they would expect to be paid more in the latter country. YMMV


Yes, that's the idea. When the economy is going bad, salaries are low for everybody -even foreigner- who is trying to get a job.
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Anthony harris
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I think you are looking at it from the perspective of the worker.
If a countries economy (and currency) gets stronger more foreign workers can be attracted at bargain prices.
If the dollar collapsed by 30% it makes sense to me that either foreign workers would be discouraged going there as they will take back 30% less than previously, or the US companies will have to pay 30% more $ to give the same value to those workers.
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M. S.
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it could be that workers will go off from a country because of that....but there may be workers coming in, that will work for less salary.

I think that if the countries economy is going down, there will be less money for workers as well...so the salary is going down...look at all the auxiliary workers after the 2nd world war....they didn`t get as much salary as the workers before because there was no money at all... So it makes sense to reduce the salary if there is no capital at all in the economy. Less money -> lower salary -> if workers quit -> new workers from other countries that will work for a lower salary might come in ( a big topic for Brighton ..by the way...to vote for the brexit...as wages were going down because of immigrants).
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Anthony harris
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Thanks for that, that example makes sense!

 
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Yes, that's the general idea. Stronger economies have generally higher salaries... Just compare the salaries between Greece and Germany if you don't believe it

A weak economy such as the one described in Crisis has high unemployment rates, hence there are a lot of people looking for jobs, while there are a few positions to fill. In economic terms, this implies an increased supply (the people looking for jobs) and lower demand (job positions), which leads to a decrease in salaries...
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Ludwig Seitz
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... also when you try to attract a foreign specialist you generally offer some "moving bonus", which needs to factor in the cost of living (such as housing prices), and if I'm not mistaken these costs tend to decrease, especially for people with foreign currency.
 
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