Lefty, Righty, and TQ on Unemployment

Lefty on Unemployment

Most unemployed people are unemployed because of discrimination. Look at any homeless shelter, you'll see a disproportionate number of minorities and people with disabilities. That proves it, right there. Big Business fat cats victimize the underpriveleged through ethnic nepotism.

If the government really wants to solve the unemployment crisis, all they have to do is make more jobs. It's that simple. Send these people to work defending the environment, paving the streets, tending to the sick, whatever. There's no shortage of things to do. We just need to use our tax dollars to employ a certain number of minorities.

Pick out people who've gotten the short end of the stick their whole lives, and send them out with a government-funded mission. These people want to work, all they need is someone willing to give them a chance.

Righty on Unemployment

Most people who are unemployed are unemployed because of simple laziness and lack of ambition. These are people who skipped school, did drugs and would rather spend their money on an X-box than a nice job interview necktie. Those few who are qualified for work and cannot find it are the victims of too much government intervention.

Where do jobs come from? Industry. Corporations hire people. That's what they do. Every time the government does something to cripple big business, the shockwave is felt by the little people underneath.

If the government were really serious about remedying unemployment, they'd be doing everything in their power to help big businesses flourish. The health of the corporations is the health of the nation.

TQ on Unemployment

Unemployment was not a big problem a hundred years ago. A thousand years ago, it was unheard of. People used to work sixteen hours a day. Technology causes unemployment.

Every invention that makes life easier also eliminates a job. Those robotic arms that make cars? They're replacing a couple dozen humans. Those big automatic mixers? They're doing a baker's job.

As machines replace humans, the only jobs left for humans are those that require special education, intelligence, and creativity. And, let's face it, a lot of people just aren't cut out for that. So what are our options?

The most obvious answer is to simply ban certain kinds of technology. But, of course, that brings us right back to the eighteenth century, and I for one am in no hurry to return to that. So the other obvious answer is to eliminate the need for jobs. Whether that's through instituting a labour cap or through simple socialism or through eugenics... well, that's up to you.

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