Unemployment and New Ways by Jessica von Haeseler

Unemployment and New Ways
by Jessica von Haeseler


The rise of unemployment worldwide has reached unparalleled dimensions. In 1999, 700 million were affected. The neoliberal economic theory promotes the prosperity of the rich, not society as a whole. Profit maximization is often the only objective. The market is assumed to be a job-creator even though more jobs are eliminated than created through digitaliztion and info-technology.

The supply of work was so meager that a stable employment of everyone could only be secured by introducing a 22-hour week or lowering the initial pension age to 38. Countervailing measures to the globalization of poverty include reducing working hours.

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