Sunday, November 7

The Wonders of the Modern Economy - lesson 1

Today we learnt about the crazy world that we live in. Many people do jobs where they sit in front of computers dealing in goods that don't exist and people sale us products that aren't needed, often getting paid 10s or 100s of thousands of pounds for doing those pointless and needless jobs.

In the mean time the people that don't fit in with this worthless culture and are long term unemployed, will be forced to work on essential projects that do have some worth for less than the minimum wage. All because the greater society created a system that does not provide a place for them.

I remember in the 80s, companies employed people that clearly weren't needed, some old bloke would sit in the corner with a broom in a big factory, pretending he was needed. That's the problem, someone has to either employ useless people and suffer the consequences or the state has to keep them going, or is the ultimate government policy euthanasia for the misfits that are unemployable?

I think the proposal announced today for the long term unemployed would be fine if they were paid the national minimum wage for the work they were forced to do.
There is of course the idea that these jobs need doing and if that is the case, then they should be advertised as genuine jobs on minimum wages. Otherwise the Coalition may be accused of using cheap labour, but also having strict rules about the low cost labour black market, where kids from Romania work in our fields.

Society in general has to get to the grips with the fact that the land we live in needs to be maintained, that costs money, which means less money for the pleasurable things in life.

We will have to see how this one pans out.

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