Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Atrios: Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs
Some food for thought in the two linked articles.  There are major structural issues in our economy that must be addressed. 
(1) our industrial policy is terrible 
(2) the wealth/income inequality is terrible
(3) automation and productivity improvements have eliminated the need for many productive jobs permanently
(4) a possible majority people of people now spend there entire working lives on meaningless, unproductive work
The "service economy" has always been weirdly circular. Ian Welsh put it this way last Thursday: It's crazy....(R)adical is saying why do we distribute surplus through jobs? All right, why do you nee…

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