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Solving the Unemployment Problem and Preparing for Power Down Simultaneously

Public Policy

Here is an old idea with a potential future.

Put People to Work Doing Something Worthwhile

While the politicians wring their hands and cry about how awful the jobs situation is, and as they contemplate a possible stimulus package (except, of course for the Republicans who have bravely led the fight to curb the deficit — as if it mattered), the real solution will evade them because they simply do not see the future. They are as lost as the neoclassical economists are in believing this economic ‘situation’ is temporary and that we will eventually get back to business as usual. That is we will eventually get back on the track to growth and prosperity. What absolute fools!

There is really only one physically feasible solution. It’s not one that anyone will like, and so it will be contested and rejected until it is too late. It isn’t, as we say, politically feasible. But it would work if humans were wise enough to follow it. What is it?

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2 Comments on "Solving the Unemployment Problem and Preparing for Power Down Simultaneously"

  1. KenZ300 on Sun, 22nd Aug 2010 10:51 pm 

    American corporations need to be patriotic and spend some of the cash they are hoarding by hiring people.

    They can give the economy a boost by starting some of those projects that they have been putting off.

    Let’s create American jobs with American workers. Bring back some of those outsourced jobs.

  2. KenZ300 on Tue, 24th Aug 2010 10:12 pm 

    If every county dump that trash is delivered to each day would also have a second generation cellulose ethanol plant co-located we could go a long way to reducing our dependence on oil.

    This would also reduce the amount of trash going into landfills. The input material for the cellulose ethanol plant is already being collected so the input costs for ethanol should be minimal.

    Sounds like a win win situation. Reduce landfill waste and provide transportation fuel at a reasonable cost.

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