Are all jobs created Equal?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Avatar4321, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Avatar4321
    Offline

    Avatar4321 Diamond Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    70,548
    Thanks Received:
    8,163
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ratings:
    +12,165
    We talk about job creation all the time. But are all jobs created equal? Should we be working to create jobs period or should we work to produce jobs that actually create wealth for people and society?
     
  2. Wonky Pundit
    Offline

    Wonky Pundit USMB's Silent Snowden

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    Messages:
    1,476
    Thanks Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Quisitive
    Ratings:
    +89
    If a (private sector) job does not create wealth for the employer, it is unlikely to be created in the first place.
     
  3. waltky
    Online

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    20,871
    Thanks Received:
    1,791
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Okolona, KY
    Ratings:
    +3,884
    But how much hiring has GE done?...
    :confused:
    Immelt: Businesses need to do more on jobs
    July 11, 2011 -- The head of General Electric told a jobs summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Monday that businesses needed to take the lead on job creation.
    See also:

    Obama: Job Losses Prove Stimulus Worked
    Monday, July 11, 2011 - Three days after the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the national unemployment rate had ticked up from 9.1 percent in May to 9.2 percent in June, President Barack Obama said that the loss of jobs in the public sector is “evidence” that his $830-billion economic stimulus legislation worked.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011
  4. theDoctorisIn
    Offline

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    30,023
    Thanks Received:
    5,795
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,962
    Clearly not all jobs are "created equal", since they don't all pay the same.
     
  5. Soggy in NOLA
    Offline

    Soggy in NOLA Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2009
    Messages:
    32,792
    Thanks Received:
    4,320
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +11,513
    Everybody knows that a janitor and a CPA are equal.
     

Share This Page