Originally posted by twhitehead
I think the solution is to find useful work for people or change the system of remuneration - and hope they find useful work for themselves.
I disagree with the concept of employing people for the sake of employment ie paying people to dig holes and fill them in again because we are just too mean to give them the money without them doing anything in retu ...[text shortened]... hose people employed doing what is essentially non-productive work on something more productive.
A good reply, the problem is that the more efficiency's that we create, the more the gap between the haves and the have nots grow. Most of the large corporations simply keep more for the execs.etc etc. And also, finding more productive work elsewhere is only ok to a point, the work needs to be there. This is what is driving workers pays down. ok, one factor of what is driving pay down. I agree with your digging holes analogy, rather pointless, but checkout people actually provide a service and the money they make has a better chance of being returned into the local economy than if it is retained by a foreign corporation.of which most sizable companies in Aussie seem to be. That seems better to me than using a dole maker checkout.Also, I wonder, do they feel as though they are digging holes.
I also understand the reference to wasting resources, in this case humanity, but ,is it a waste of a resource when someone can end up feeling useful. Is that not the point of it all.I mean EVERYTHING, All resources are to be used for the benefit of humanity. And I do know the responsibilities that humanity has to everything else. Everything should be geared towards the optimum " happiness " level, " for want of a better word.".
I can prattle on but we must all put more energies into the things we can change, even small things, as it is the small changes that they take advantage of, leaving the " little " people behind. This is how they create the gap.