Are unskilled people a waste of space?
January 18, 2007 7:42am CST
Unemployment costs the country so much, but training is usually available. Yet we still see too many people are unskilled. Are unskilled parents, wrong to have kids they cannot afford? Yet people stay on benefits so long that kids dont know what work means. Is this attitude making kids turn to crime because they want so many things that parents can't buy? Are unskilled people causing problems in society? (Tip-toes away and hides behind the curtain)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I don't think so. A couple problems I see are, who defines what constitutes unskilled? Unskilled and unemployed are two separate things. No human being who doesn't directly harm others is a waste of space. The problem is not with the unskilled person, it's with the government who supprts this person on an ongoing basis. Hunger is the ultimate motivator. Believe me, I know.
18 Jan 07
But isn't it a fact that there are too many people upon the planet? You assert" No human being who doesn't directly harm others is a waste of space." Yet to consume resources without contributing to society is being parasitic. Is that acceptable, on an over populated globe? Hunger, may be the ultimate motivator, but crime is the speediest solution.
22 Jan 07
I have to agree that their is a huge difference between being unskilled and unemployed. We'd never have another burger, no one to sell you your shoes, no one mopping floors. And there are those unskilled labourers that take pride in what they do and get satisfaction in a job well done. Unskilled labour is a rather large segment of the workforce. Unemployment on the other hand is parasitic as you put it when a healthy able bodied person is just to lazy to go out and get a job. You can peek out from behind the curtain now lol :)