Week 7 Project This paper is dedicated to the problem of job and unemployment in US. I understand that problem of job and unemployment in US is a global project that is why I would like to discuss only few aspects of the problem. So what is the situation with unemployment in US for nowadays? According to John Peterson The crisis of unemployment and poverty in America continues to worsen. Despite a nominal increase in jobs in recent weeks, what is not reported is what kind of jobs are being created. The effect this is having in terms of unemployment, homelessness, and even hunger right here in the US is a devastating indictment of a system which places profits before human need and suffering. (Poverty and Unemployment in America) If everyone in the United States had jobs would there still be unemployment in this country? I do not think that such Utopian employment situation is possible but if imagine it theoretically I doubt that it would cure unemployment.
The thing is that some people dont want to work at all no matter exists such possibility or no. I dont know what causes this pathological idleness or some other factors but there still be some number of people unable to work. Of course, we can examine social model with obligatory labor but history shows that it is not the best choice ever. Due to all above said I dont think that poverty is a major side effect of unemployment. Of course, they are tightly connected and are liable to mutual influence but still poverty doesnt always mean unemployment. Lets take for example slave-owning system poverty and pecuniary dependency are evident but who can say about unemployment? That is why I am fully confident that poverty can exist without unemployment. Poverty doesnt imply unemployment and before talking about of poverty as a major side effect of unemployment we must consider all concomitant factors.
2011.12.9 your job has more effect on your happiness than your social life Happiness, a main goal of modern life, undeniable becomes the biggest concern of the world. An increasing number of people pay more attention on that one’s job or social life which has more influences on our happiness. Different people have view this issue in different angle. Nevertheless, I hold the idea that both my job ...
In 1960s, a discouraging fact came to be known: between 40 and 50 million Americans were considered to be poor. So why does one of the worlds richest countries have one of the highest poverty rates? Exists many theories explaining this phenomena as for me I prefer the position of Michael Katz. He emphasized that in nation as rich as America poverty exists just because of a political decision not to redistribute somebodys welfare to poorest. An unequal asset distribution is an important reason for the existing of poverty because it allows the income to flow beyond individuals and institutions with low income. He argues that because of unequal distribution we in a full measure can observe economic stagnation, a disproportionate rise in low-paying jobs and a declining minimum wage have exacerbated urban poverty. However, we are far from equal financial redistribution and poverty still is a problem our society must deal with.
As one of the side effects of the poverty I want to name raise in crime in the country. The directly proportional dependency between rate of poverty and increase in crime is well-known fact. The question is can high leaves of unemployment be link to a raise in crime in the country? As for me, yes it can and this is one of the more evident examples of their liability to mutual influence. The role of offshore outsourcing in increasing rate of unemployment in US, however exaggerated it seems to me, still is very important. Employees are displaced by foreigners and that leaves many Americans unemployed or in lower-paid work. U.S. employees were protected against low-wage foreign labor. But outsourcing forced to “compete head-to-head with foreign workers” by “undermining U.S.
With a decade of falling unemployment behind us, memories fade as to what actually happens during recessions. Those who have been working for a decade or less have never experienced a recession. It hurts. Forty years later, I can still remember being fired at age 22 from a summer job in a copper smelter when the demand for copper turned down. It was not a serious blow economically, but I can ...
workers’ primary competitive advantage over foreign workers: their physical presence in the U.S.” and “by providing those overseas workers with the same technologies.” (Outsourcing after-effects) As result we can observe very serious problem which offshoring presents to the nation’s leadership in technology and innovation, and its military and homeland security as well. The offshoring of high wage jobs from the United States to lower cost overseas locations is currently contributing to unprecedented levels of unemployment among American electrical, electronics and computer engineers. (Offshore Outsourcing).
Offshore Outsourcing, As approved by the IEEE-USA Board of Directors, March 2004. John Peterson, Poverty and Unemployment in America. Michael Katz, The Undeserving Poor, January 1990.