posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 10:35 PM
Work purely for "work's sake" is silly. Chairman Mao encouraged everone in the late 50s to have a backyard steel or iron forge so the national
metal production could go up. The end result was all these peasants who didn't know what the heck they were doing throwing spoons and metal bowls
into the furnace, only to see returns of useless gobs of metal that had to be tossed out. The entire thing was a wasteful mess.
I think what the OP is objecting to, on a fundamental level, is the fact that some people in society get a "free ride" -- that is, they draw welfare
benefits for years without looking for work, and are basically supported by the tax dollars of those who actually do work hard and create value. This
is a travesty, to be sure, but there are more nuanced ways of addressing it. First, let's identify exactly who these people are, and then, let's try
to make them more self-reliant by trimming pork and trying to find some sort of productive activity for them.
Anway, at a time when many talented people cannot find work despite stringent efforts to do so, it seems strangely out-of-key to suggest that its even
POSSIBLE to find work for the whole nation.