Unemployment is (not) a Full-time Job
by Ilse Leide Krapfenbauer, August 2016
There are many scandals and injustices -for example, that wealth concentration in Austria and the EU is increasing. The gap between the rich and the middle class or working persons widens more and more. However, the debate is again about the “unemployed unwilling to work” instead of about the widening gap.
Much money could be spent for miserable jobs instead of investing in better training, better future perspectives, and better-trained employees.
In the 1930s, the great economist John Maynard Keynes dreamt of a time when his grandchildren would only work 15 hours a week. The digital world makes transformations possible so we could all be “cloud workers,” editors, aggregators, writers and translators.