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Job cuts: Not enough work

D TAYLOR
Last updated 12:00 14/03/2013
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JOB CUTS: There is not enough work for everyone.

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I got made redundant two years ago. I am fifty.  I don't really know if that is too old, but finding work has proven very difficult.

I can remember a time when forward-thinking people would tell us about a society where we would have more time for leisure activities, as machines were created to handle the various activities formerly done by humans. Now I suspect that with the competition created by a global market, there will be a group of people in society that can no longer be employed because there is not enough work for everyone.

This would not be a problem except for the fact that all of us need money in order to pay the bills.

What do these people do? In countries where there is no government help they beg, steal, or get exploited, because in most cases no employer will pay you money unless they can make a profit from doing so.

We are already starting to see some of that here.


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