Well, speaking from the left, I believe that work is good for people and that everyone who can work should work. And that there should be work for everyone who can work. And if there is work for everyone who can work, almost everyone will work. (There are always a few louts, but really, not that many.) But somehow capitalism never seems able to provide work for everyone. The business cycle is built into capitalism, so periodically you’re going to have a panic, as they used to say, and a lot of people are going to be out of work even though they want to work. You can tell they want to work because they line up hoping to find a job, and eventually when the economy recovers, they do find jobs. So when the economy has tanked and is taking its sweet time to create more jobs, I’m inclined to blame the system rather than individuals.
May 31, 2016
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