RealWoman wrote:Yes because having people employed is a terrible thing. Given manufacturing jobs have been shipped overseas and continue to head east, what is left exactly? Would it be better to be at home barefoot and pregnant raising children in poverty because the current economic climate is such where a single bread winner is no longer an option? Is the only acceptable non-feminist job that of a trades person?
Having people employed in jobs that create NOTHING is very much a dumb idea.
When our workforce is condensed down to professionals and office monkeys, where will the money to pay them come from?
Where is the production, manufacturing, commerce and retail activity that actually generates revenue?
We have, as you rightly observed, shipped it all off to China. Why? Because of corporate greed.
These same corporations will, in the near future, ask why they cannot sell their sparkly toys, or why people aren't lining up to be gouged by their interest rates, or why their waiting rooms are empty.
Because no one has a job.
But we will all have a lawyer, and around 3 public servants per private wage earner.
And lots of politicians, radical socialist groups, capitalist cowboys, university educated economists, philosophers and bar room sages will all say they have the answer to a question that need not have been asked.
We could never have afforded 100% employment. Society does not generate enough income to do that. So, we've taxed ourselves into trying to fill in the gaps.
And we can't pay anymore.
Either the number of jobs has to be reduced, or the number of available hours. It's time to pay the piper for yet another socialist train wreck.