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If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work

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If you're unemployed it's not because there isn't any work

If you’re unemployed it’s not because there isn’t any work

Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.

So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs. It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.

This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.

The New American Movement (NAM) was an American New Left socialist and feminist political organization established in 1971.


7 thoughts on “If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work

  1. I think that could apply to any country, very true.

    The funny thing you hear is such things as unemployed reach 2.53million. There are no jobs for these people anywhere. There never will be, because there can never be 100% employment. (I’m refering to the UK btw).

    For people to be in work there has to be work. I know the post is about work not a job. So in that regard why aren’t more people volunteering, helping out friends etc?

  2. Tea_and_Toast says:

    Those people aren’t counted as unemployed in the UK Geoff. It’s only eligible working age people but I’m not convinced Lionaroundwiting fully understands what they are talking about.

  3. Hey Facebook users: I’m getting a lot of hits from Facebook today – can someone tell me where this link came from exactly? Just curious.

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