originally posted by: JUhrman
And I think you did not read the OP because it does include disabled and homeless in the figures, hence why it's ridiculous
Actually its not ridiculous to include them in the analysis because they do serve a purpose helping the "Owners of Capital" to maintain TOTAL control
Due to the way our current economic system works, we CLEARLY have too many people being born and not enough desire on the behalf of the "owners of
capital" to employ them for the sake of having a stable and safe civilization. In the United States, for example, its clear that the "owners of
capital" have chosen NOT to employ people on a large scale, prefering "tent cities" and "the jailing of homeless", INSTEAD of providing more
"make-work employment" arrangements.
Up to the 1940 a person could get just about any job with an 8th grade education, but today you need a BA or Masters for entry level. Why?
Because the government & big business figured out a long time ago that populations would certainly increase over time, but due to technology
advancements, the availability of jobs would not expand to meet that population growth. There is a DEFINITE reason why the "Owners of Capital" and
Government don’t want people dropping out of high school. Then at the same time, encourage those same high school graduates to attend junior
college, then a 4 year university and finally a Masters degree or PhD. Government and Big Business both strong-arm this concept because it DECREASES
the amount of people looking for full-time employment at the SAME TIME, chasing after jobs in a market that CANNOT provide full employment for
everyone whom is looking, are able, qualified to perform and willing to work for payroll wages.
Look at it this way, when people could get a job with an 8th grade education, they went out and did it as soon as possible (opportunity cost). Then
jobs got scarcer and the minimum requirement became a high school diploma, adding 4 more years of people NOT Looking for jobs within their cohort.
Then jobs got even scarcer and the minimum became a 2 or 4 year college degree, adding an additional 2-4 years of people NOT looking for jobs within
their cohort. Now jobs are really scarce and may require a Masters or PHD, adding an additional 2-7 years of people NOT looking for jobs within their
cohort. Basically due to the way the economy has been structured TODAY, we are looking at young people within their cohort, whom are NOT looking for
full-time, career type, employment for 6-15 YEARS, beyond K-12, all while they finish more school!!!
This has been done ON PURPOSE, to keep the number people seeking employment lower. In 1920 after 8th grade everyone who was able, went out to look for
work and typically found it. That’s simply NOT possible today under any circumstances. Easily accessed welfare will soon add another 1-3 years of
people within a cohort, to those “not seeking employment”. Note this "welfare" will NOT be to the specific detriment of society, but a means to
continue masking the illusion that jobs and upward mobility are still available. So, if someone gets a graduate degree and collects 1-3 years of
welfare on top of that, that’s ONE less person competing for scarce jobs. The extra years of welfare are then acting in the same way to the larger
economy, as the incrementally increased minimum education levels for employment. The real goal is decreasing the number of able-bodied applicants out
on the job market at the same time, but also not decreasing the supply of "potential workers" who's mere existance drive wages down for EVERYBODY.
Keep in mind this cohort of people "not pursuing full-time employment" also includes those in Prison, Government pensioners/SSI and the disabled on
government assistance. The reality is if everyone needed to go out and “get a job” or “start their own business” TODAY, as many
self-proclaimed “capitalists” and "entrepreneurs" suggest these days, we would ALL be making 0.25 cents a day. Make note, whenever you hear about
the "End of Global Poverty" because this above outlined strategy is how they will achieve that goal.
The “owners of capital” have already decided, FOR US REGULAR PEOPLE, that there are going to be LESS jobs available in the NEAR future, due to
modern corporate labor, cost-cutting strategies and increased automation. These measures eventually will affect and include ALL contract work, ALL
self-employment opportunities and ALL small businesses, NOT JUST payroll laborers. Its easier to “pay less” or “nothing at all” to contracted
or indentured “labor” when there is another willing laborer/slave, waiting in the wings, to do the work for less or nothing at all. In the past
when there wasn’t enough money to go around to pay both wages & PROFITS, the “owners of capital” simply brought in more indentured servant
immigrants (Irish, Italians, Chinese, etc) or used flat out slave labor (Blacks, Native Americans, domestic prisoners, POW’s, etc). The only
difference between now and then is that “owners of capital” can’t LEGALLY have slaves or indentured servants. The mechanisms today that replaces
slaves and indentured servants are the following: longer than needed formal education for basic employment, off-shoring of labor, volunteering during
retirement, prison labor and welfare.
The largest “recorded” wage increase to happen in history, for non-land owing, wage-laborers, post the introduction of fiat currency, was after
the black death pandemic, in the 14th century, especially in post-pandemic England.
But, how is that possible?
Because “the owners of capital”, post the black-death-pandemic, still needed wage-laborers, but there was a HUGE shortage of able bodied people.
So, in order for ANY work to get done, they had to pay the peasants and other undesirables, more money, SIGNIFICANTLY MORE. This principle is still at
work today, when you take the time to recognize that sizable portions of the population are actively discouraged from participating in the full-time
labor market. This is easily done, by throwing people in prison, forcing them to attend formal school longer and allowing more people to claim
themselves as disabled or collect long/short term welfare.
Here is some more history to consider from the 14th century, the Peasants Revolt was triggered by the "Statute of Labourers 1351". By 1381, the
sustained wage growth for non-land owing, wage-laborers was rising so quickly that the English parliament, a few decades post the Black-Death, under
King Edward III, introduced the "Statute of Labourers 1351". This statute was used by the "Owners of Capital", as an artificial means to drive down
the wages of non-land owning peasants. Despite market conditions signalling the need for increased wages.
The Statute of Laborers; 1351 ("Statutes of the Realm," vol. i. p. 307.)
Think about that for a minute, the MARKET signaled that wages should have been higher, due to actual labor shortages caused by the Black Death, but
the “owners of capital” still didn't want to pay it, so they wrote a law saying why they didn't have to conform to demands of the market. That's
where we are today, a form of Neo-feudalism, driven by Fascist ideology and practices.