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What if jobs are not the solution but the problem?


What if jobs are not the solution but the problem? Aeon Fuck work Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore?

What if jobs are not the solution but the problem: 

https://aeon.co/essays/what-if-jobs-are-not-the-solution-but-the-problem

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"Already a fourth of the adults actually employed in the US are paid wages lower than would lift them above the official poverty line – and so a fifth of American children live in poverty. Almost half of employed adults in this country are eligible for food stamps (most of those who are eligible don’t apply)."

"The fastest growing component of household income since 1959 has been ‘transfer payments’ from government. By the turn of the 21st century, 20 per cent of all household income came from this source – from what is otherwise known as welfare or ‘entitlements’. Without this income supplement, half of the adults with full-time jobs would live below the poverty line, and most working Americans would be eligible for food stamps."

That's quite sad, that most jobs cannot support an adult living without a subsidy.

Really makes me wonder what happens next. 

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