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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:14 PM

 

Who or what creates good-paying jobs?

In your opinion, who or what in our economy is responsible for creating the most good-paying, livable-wage jobs with decent benefits?
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Large business.
0 (0%)
Small business.
0 (0%)
Federal government.
1 (8%)
Local government.
0 (0%)
Middle-class purchasing power.
11 (85%)
Upper-class purchasing power.
0 (0%)
Democrats.
0 (0%)
Republicans.
0 (0%)
Other.
1 (8%)
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Reply Who or what creates good-paying jobs? (Original post)
unkachuck Apr 2012 OP
bluerum Apr 2012 #1
cindyperry2010 Apr 2012 #2
Ruby the Liberal Apr 2012 #4
Ruby the Liberal Apr 2012 #3
RKP5637 Apr 2012 #5
Tsiyu Apr 2012 #6
Starry Messenger Apr 2012 #7
jp11 Apr 2012 #8
Populist_Prole Apr 2012 #9

Response to unkachuck (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:16 PM

1. Mitt Rmoney does.

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Response to bluerum (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:25 PM

2. nt

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Response to bluerum (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:28 PM

4. Yeah, outside of the US.

Blech.

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Response to unkachuck (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:27 PM

3. People with jobs create jobs

by buying stuff so that other people can have jobs.

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Response to unkachuck (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:02 PM

5. Gee ... and I thought it was Boehner!

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Response to unkachuck (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:17 PM

6. Demand for goods and services creates jobs


How the providers of these goods and services address the compensation of the labor involved determines the quality of the jobs .

Good-paying, livable-wage jobs with decent benefits are created by human beings who appreciate and reward their employees, and human beings who understand that a well-paid, healthy workforce adds value to a company and its products, and forms a safe, secure, good society where all people can thrive.

If you don't pay your employees enough to support the local businesses, and those businesses don't pay their workers enough to buy your products or services, who the hell do you think is going to buy anything?

Badgers?

Robots?

Magical Air People?

I work as a contractor at one place that is shocked, shocked I tell you that their sales suck. Yet they are a completely unsustainable workplace, paying shit wages (they call "competitive" - code for "as cheap as everyone else around") and offering people only 15 or 20 hours a week on the time clock.

They hire people by the dozens because the turnover is astounding.

Q: If they think their business model is so peachy, why are they complaining that no one is buying their shit?

A: American corporations ( and this is a biggie corp I use as an example) are run by short-sighted morons.


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Response to unkachuck (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:22 PM

7. Demand.

Which makes me curious who the proponents of all-robot labor force think is going to be buying the robot-made stuff.

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Response to unkachuck (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:31 PM

8. Other.

It used to be that a populace with good jobs and purchasing power begat more good jobs but that was then. You need governance to step in and regulate, enforce benefits, fair working condition/practitioners perhaps even be the engine of growth for jobs.

Today what creates the most good paying jobs with livable wages is the government, this includes the military industrial complex, like it or not.

If and when corporations understand that paying living wages, having happier workers, and having higher employment benefits them more than short term profits we can have better jobs. As long as they see that short changing workers gets them more money while squeezing their workers for more productivity keeps the labor market desperate for their crappy jobs they aren't going to see the light.

None of it is likely to happen without government intervention to implement regulations giving workers better rights, most likely through unionization but that seems less and less likely with unions shrinking not growing.

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Response to unkachuck (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:12 AM

9. Demand-Side economics baby!!

The only working class people that "believe" in supply-side economics are team player ideologues.

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