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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:57 AM

4. 20 million jobs... but construction yards are halted because they can't fill positions

 

Who's going to do those 20 million jobs? Unemployment is scraping 2% or below in most cities. There are pockets of high unemployment but they're in several thousand towns spread out across the country where the only functioning currency is cases of soda.

Everybody who is capable of leaving these places has left. That means you'll need to put these jobs in West Buttmunch, Iowa, and East Buttmunch, Iowa, and New Buttmunch, Montana, and a few thousand other places that you can't administer because they're in the middle of nowhere. What are you going to have them do, in those places?

We don't have a lack of jobs in this country. We don't have enough workers to do the jobs that people want done right now. If you can fog a mirror you can get $25/hour pushing a broom in Fairfax County, and the construction sites are still stalled and constantly poaching each other.

We need to be talking about how we prioritize the work that needs to be done (and some of this seems to do that, which is good), but FFS the last thing we need is a net increase in jobs like this.
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