- Jan 2010
- Atlanta, Georgia USA
Returning to your original allegation re useless jobs: unlike governments, the owners of businesses ( or « capitalists ») want to hire as few people as necessary to make the most money (« profit »). That’s one standard criticism of capitalism, and it has some validity. But to charge that businesses create useless jobs flies in the face of that criticism. Governments create useless jobs because they don’t have any economic goals.Observation of society. Junk mail. The vast array of Junk products. Bottled water. the Production of crappy products that simply fall apart and will not last even of they were really deseribale in teh first place, remeber that the constant proprganda and indoctrination that constantly urges and brainwashes people to consume form cradle to the grave.
Ok divide all tje jobs into two catergories, those actually connected with the production and distrubution of goods and services. The ot\her is everythiung connected with ecnomics, these are thr overheads of the capitalists system.
Unless you mean « useless jobs » to be those producing things you don’t like, e.g.junk e-mail, bottled water, etc. There are lots of products I don’t like—I don’t get the point of bottled water in developed societies where drinking water is safe, but other people do. So you and I have a very simple remedy: just don’t buy the products you don’t like, install spam filters on your E-mail and ad blockers on your computer, and quit watching television. And you could go farther and launch an advertising campaign to stop people from consuming things you don’t like, such as plastic drinking straws which are already under attack in the US. But why should you care how people want to spend their money?