I’m seriously so sick and tired of politicians solely using job creation as their platform.
Just provide the basic universal income or the basics of life already. They are using every single excuse in the book to keep people under the hand of employers and corporations. They don’t want to say anything that will hurt their standing with the business elite.
They want to pretend they care about the public by saying “we will help get you employed,” rather than just providing the basic necessities of life which are long overdue.
It’s ‘the people’ that are supposed to command the country and demand what they want. The refusal to allow for basic income results from elites of different sectors boycotting the will of the public and pretending that they need to be a filter to stop the public from hurting themselves. They clearly do not care about the public so what do they care if the public hurts themselves or not?
I will literally never stop harassing humanity until a basic social income and the basic necessities of life are guaranteed. What the hell did we industrialize and develop all of this technology for if we’re just going to use fear of poverty to force human beings to work mindlessly towards nothing anyway?
This is what you do: you vote for the parties and politicians that are genuinely interested in guaranteeing basic needs (food, water, shelter, health, and electricity) for the entire population. You don’t vote for the parties and politicians that do not have that as part of their campaign platform.
What would be best is if progressive taxation was exponentially increased in order to achieve that.
It doesn’t mean everyone has equal wealth. It doesn’t mean poor people are sitting around in Jacuzzi’s, sipping champagne, and listening to Chopin.
When looking at unemployment statistics, remember that many bloggers and full-time social activists would technically fall in the category of “unemployed.” Does this mean we are providing no service to humanity?
For me, I’m doing my work while living off my parents at the moment. I wouldn’t mind being subsidized by some type of monetary subsistence program that provides basic funding for those who are more interested in independent pursuits with no backing from any private organization or institution.