Frank Apisa wrote:
The problem with jobs is that the value of human labor...for the kind of labor most humans can do...is at an all-time low, and going lower and lower every day.
It simply does not makes sense to pay humans decent wages to do the kinds of work most of them can do. In fact, it doesn't make sense to pay humans even lousy wages to do the kind of work most of them can do...which is the reason most companies no longer have "steno pools."
You remember them...the were huge pools of workers earning decent salaries who did jobs that no longer exist these days. It's not that companies are unwilling to pay them low wages to do the jobs...the jobs are not available to humans anymore because machines do them infinitely faster and more productively than humans can ever do them.
This phenomena is apparent throughout the workplace spectrum.
That is the problem!
The solution is a bitch!
We definitely need a revival of the union movement. Employees are underpaid and otherwise treated like dirt. Unfortunately, it looks as though things are going the other way.
The minimum wage should be substantially increased, perhaps to $11 an hour. The recipients would spend all they get, which will spur the economy, producing new jobs. The only thing that increases jobs is increased consumer spending.
Further, we need infrastructure projects to provide jobs for the unemployed. Other countries are doing it, and it should provide the stimulous needed and solve a lot of infrastructure-type problems.
Keep in mind that the corporations and the upper-income people are cleaning up. We need to rid ourselves of the extreme plutocracy in the country.