You know what? I talked about it before but I think it's time our society realize it has a huge job issue, and I don't just mean the lack of jobs, as if it could be solved magically, I mean our attitude towards work (HA! Didn't see that one coming after all I said on people asking for attitude change isn't it?). We see work as something that everyone has to do but the reality says that our society is SO efficient it doesn't need everyone to work, which is obviously a problem. And employers being picky and making no sense doesn't help either. Like, how are young people supposed to acquire experience if you won't let them get it from you? How can someone with 30 years of experience in what you need be ''overqualified''? Even if they retire in say five years, how is it any different than younger folks leaving your company after five years for new opportunities?
I don't know what is the ideal solution to the job problem, but I know what isn't. First of all, opposing automatisation is pointless, factory workers of the last centuries complained about it but really what else are we supposed to do? Have street light igniters people like they used to in the past because it gave people jobs? Plus would someone really be wrong to embrace technologies that allow us to produce stuff, faster, safer, of higher quality and in certain cases, more ecologically? No, truly the fact I won't have to order my hamburger in a line full of drooling morons that don't know how to buy burgers and not annoy the person handling the cash register and just use a tactile screen machine is doing both me and that poor girl in her stinky uniform a favour. Automatisation get rids of the shitty jobs, arguing to keep these is backwards.
Second, trying to create jobs without the government spending money. It's impossible. It's an economical fact that the best way a government can stimulate the economy is by spending money on big projects, like natural ressources extraction or infrastructure. This also works for companies. Investing is key. You can't have a thriving economy in full austerity. Austerity might help pay out national debt, but that comes at a cost. Instead of diminishing our expenses why not increase our earnings? After all I get that advice every now and then and true, a paycheck is the best cure to high debts, if you can get one that is. And for government more earnings come obviously through taxation, and while taxing the rich is an idea, there is also other ideas that profit to everyone. Like stimulating the economy so everyone get more earnings and so pay more taxes. See? If the government was not so shy with their purse maybe it could increase it's revenue. It's an investment. One that I don't understand why more governments don't take. I'm sure some economy genius knows the answer, and I am interested to hear it, but nonetheless that's enough sidetracking for a day. So thanks you for listening, sorry for the long pause, been tough and all, always available on twitter for a chat, See ya -KeLvin