posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 03:59 PM
reply to post by Moonsouljah
The way they want economic growth to be is business-as-usual, continued economic growth, even at the cost of the environment, even if the prospects
for increase in the GNP are impossible, for example the increase in retiring workers, declining birthrate but they have (dishonorable?) ways to
prevent loss of forecasted economic growth.
In Canada for example, they have abolished the mandatory retirement age, to let anybody work well beyond their retirement age (Who the hell would one
want to do that, right?) But see!
they create incentives to keep people working (such as lower standards of living and higher cost of living)
So it will be less attractive for people to leave work because they have enough money. (What? did anyone think corporations would pay more money to
employees as incentive?) HAHA!
Yes, what is happening here is that people can no longer afford to retire or to live, so viola, they stay longer in the workforce because they need
money, and prevents the expected loss in economy gains due to workforce loss (at least for the very wealthy)
The economy rolls on, serious financial loss averted, but the average worker, and much less, the average Third World labourer, will not gain
anything... but the right to live