Fuck without sign
Those jobs that disappeared in the Great Recession just aren’t coming back, regardless of what the unemployment rate tells you – the net gain in jobs since 2000 still stands at zero – and if they do return from the dead, they’ll be zombies, those contingent, part-time or minimum-wage jobs where the bosses shuffle your shift from week to week: welcome to Wal-Mart, where food stamps are a benefit.
And don’t tell me that raising the minimum wage to an hour solves the problem.
By continuing and enlarging them, do we subsidise sloth, or do we enrich a debate on the rudiments of the good life?
If you were raised to believe that work is the index of your value to society – as most of us were – would it feel like cheating to get something for nothing?
e already have some provisional answers because we’re all on the dole, more or less.
They look like the data on climate change – you can deny them if you like, but you’ll sound like a moron when you do.
For example, the Oxford economists who study employment trends tell us that almost half of existing jobs, including those involving ‘non-routine cognitive tasks’ – you know, like , a new book that cites these very sources, is social science, not science fiction.