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Our problem is not that we don't have enough stuff -- it's that we don't have enough ways for people to work and prove that they deserve this stuff.
According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, there is enough food produced to provide everyone in the world with 2,720 kilocalories per person per day. And that's even after America disposes of thousands of tons of crop and dairy just to keep market prices high. Meanwhile, American banks overloaded with foreclosed properties are demolishing vacant dwellings to get the empty houses off their books.
Originally posted by links234
Are jobs obsolete?
Originally posted by AlreadyGone
How do you distribute the food? Trucks...rail lines?
If by truck, the truck driver has a job. The mechanic and maintainance guy has a job. The router/ scheduler has a job. The loaders have a job. The forklift guy has a job. The mechanic for the forklifts has a job. The pallet makers to load stuff on, has a job. the shipper for the pallets has a job. The guy that makes the boxes for shipping and storage has a job. The distibutor for the boxes has a job.
Yes, as long as things are made and shipped and consumed...there will be jobs. You may not like them, but there will be jobs.