[ExI] Is unemployment the future?
painlord2k at libero.it
Tue Nov 3 16:48:31 UTC 2009
Stefano Vaj ha scritto:
> 2009/11/3 Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org>
>> How many job openings in the US are left in engineering (and I mean real
>> engineering, not inflationary-engineering like networking engineer or
>> software engineer)?
> Sorry if I am pestering you, but I think it is at least equally
> plausible to see things the other way around. Engineering is declining
> in Europe because cultural values dictate that you should be instead a
> banker, a lawyer or a consultant.
Not exactly cultural values, but the social reality make the lawyers,
the accountants, the consultants, the financial manager jobs more
profitable than engineering and medical degrees and other technical /
How many engineers go working in Brazil, China, India and other places
from Europe and North America?
> And the view is widespread that a society can live perfectly well by
> simply selling financial and commercial services to one another.
It is not that they see it as a sustainable system, it is that they see
it as the current best system to earn money and not be ripped-off.
> As a consequence, economy (and technological innovation!) slow down.
> This in turn creates unemployment. And ultimately poverty, for that
> matter. Not that this makes any easier to find a good butler or
> lute-maker, eg, even though in such jobs technology remains largely
These jobs are victims of the state run schools and regulations, that
are only able to produce dumbed down drones sometimes useful as
workforce in a primitive industrial society.
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