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6,901 hits 3.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 8 years ago by 314159

Should the ultimate aim of society be 100% unemployment?
Where no-one needs to work for a living anymore.


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8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/16/13 - 8:24:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, because if people don't work, they can lose their sense of self-worth. Also, when you don't occupy people, they get into more trouble. And trouble is not a good thing in a society.
8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/16/13 - 10:19:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. It wouldn't work now.

However, I have thought about this more than once. If people could just go back to the days where they farmed their own lands and produced their own foods. Bartering.

But now we have all this technology and our lands are now cement jungles. It would never work out.

I do wish we could go back to single income family life, though. I don't care which partner it is that is working...be it male or female. But the job market is spread too thin and family life suffers as a consequence of it all. Now both are having to work more hours, less pay. Together time...what is that?
8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/13 - 12:42:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Um, no. Not in the slightest. The aim of society should be 0% unemployment, everybody works, everybody contributes.
8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/13 - 2:53:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
yessssss come on post-scarcity, where are you, i haven't bothered with a pension because i'm gambling big here
8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/13 - 3:06:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not necessarily 0%, but I don't think 100% labor participation is ideal either.
8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/13 - 5:36:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 12/17/13 - 12:42:42 PM Xifihas wrote:
Um, no. Not in the slightest. The aim of society should be 0% unemployment, everybody works, everybody contributes.


I believe that everyone can contribute without everyone being employed. I think it would be 'more ideal' for society for half of the couples to be employed, with the other half raising the family and running the household.
8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/13 - 9:51:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Um I'm thinking the exact opposite ?
8 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/17/13 - 11:20:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
0% fatality rate. Anyone close to death gets deported.
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 12/27/13 - 8:43:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think we could have employment but I think we should not use "money" but we should trade for things and if we have nothing do work for what we need. Like example: If you had 5 broken chairs I would fix them for you and in return you would give me 2 loafs of bread or something and I just think that would make things better.
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 12/27/13 - 9:14:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
No.

We should be aiming to employment to no longer be necessary to attain a comfortably standard of living. It should be available to pursue for those who enjoy it, and those who want an above-average standard of living.
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 12/28/13 - 8:21:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
People are going to do things, it's just a question of whether or not we want to have a boss in the future.

I'm naively pro military so I'll say I'm pro boss as well.
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 12/28/13 - 12:34:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
My only problem with this is it's an impossible aim. However, I'd say the goal should be to provide for the greatest number of people while retaining the lowest per capita employment.
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/29/13 - 9:48:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 12/17/13 - 11:20:24 PM Mat wrote:
0% fatality rate. Anyone close to death gets deported.

Hello Logan's Run.
8 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/6/14 - 7:39:02 PM EST (GMT-5)



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