The Jobs Problem

January 10, 2018

There are 127 million people working full-time in the US and unemployment is at the lowest rate in 17 years at around 6.5 million people. There are also 6.5 million job openings, so economists think that theoretically unemployment should be zero if people were able to accept the available jobs.

 

According to the latest Gallup Poll of the American Workplace 52% of American workers are disengaged from their job and another 17% are actively disengaged which means that only 32% of American workers describe themselves as being actively engaged in their job. That means that of the 127 million people working in the US only 40 million think that they are productive. Jobs always sound like a good topic, because we've been selling "human value" based on the kind of jobs one could obtain. We've been selling that idea for the past few hundred years.

Over the course of the past 40 years, we've been unable to actually pay people a their fair share of the economy's productivity with wages alone. America doesn't have a shortage of jobs opportunities. It has a shortage of income opportunities. More specifically America is falling short in how to distribute the productivity of the economy to the people that supply all of the input for all of the demand of the economy. People like you. This is a policy issue that we can change, and I have a solution.

I'd love to talk more on the issue with you and your neighbors so that we can build an ethical and equitable future together. Join Me to build Opportunity... Community... Unity...

 

 

 

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