Apr 12, 2013

The Fraud of Jobs (Stephen Fortunato)

The link points to an article by Stephen Fortunato.
"Stephen Fortunato was a trial judge on the Rhode Island Superior Court for thirteen years after serving as a civil rights lawyer for more than two decades. He has been a Zen practitioner for at least forty years."
The basic premise is: jobs are not available or available for miserable pay. Getting people employed is no longer good enough.

'A current lie that is as dangerous as it is fantastic, and which mesmerizes the two major political parties as well as the punditocracy and the public, is that the creation of jobs and “putting people back to work” is the motivating objective behind all economic policy.'

The fundamental conclusion is: the government needs to take care of citizens by an unconditional livable basic income.

It is a long and interesting article.

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