Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"America's Jobless Future"

Good piece @ Big Think - America's Jobless Future - this is a question I've written about a number of times over the past month or so...

Here's the question - how many jobs do we need in America?  And what's everybody else to do?  Do we simply make up jobs as a way of showing that people are "deserving" of the pieces of paper with green paint on them? Or do we find ways for everyone to improve productivity?  Is productivity a reasonable goal?  How does productivity differ from growth?  Is growth the goal?  Perhaps, it's like this story told by the great Pete Seeger... is it true "the quicker you grow the sooner you die?"

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