Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Brave New World, 2020

People will be condemned to permanent joblessness around the world by 2020, and the U.S. must create 21 million new jobs unless political leaders make drastic changes addressing unemployment and worker training, according to a new study from the McKinsey Global Institute.

If current trends by corporate America and their Conservative lawmakers continue, workers will not have the right kind of skills for the available jobs. "Technology is changing the nature of work: Jobs are being disaggregated into tasks, work is becoming virtual, and firms are relying on flexible labor (temporary, contract workers,)" the Report says.

Long story short, the present trends of undereducating our youth, shutting down factories and local job sites, shipping jobs overseas, forcing sub-40 hour work weekswith no benefits, and illegally fabricating 1099 jobs over w2 employment will lead us to Conservative Nirvana: a servant class reminiscent of Europe in the Good Old Days before the 20th Century.

To avoid this Armaggedon for workers, workforce skills must be enhanced, foreign investment and export growth must be added, emerging industries must be supported, and new business start-ups should be encouraged. Good luck, workers. Under Conservative rule, only those laws that enhance the income and assets of the upper class will be passed. Only laws that assist in the return to feudal days will be considered.

"Republicans want smaller government for the same reason that crooks want fewer cops."

James Carville
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives
you courage."

Lao Tzu
"I'll tell you how to beat the gambling in Las Vegas.  When you get off the airplane, walk
right into the propellor."

Henny Youngman

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