A Guaranteed Zero Unemployment Plan?
One way to solve the unemployment problem (as the society currently stands) is to first recognize the huge outlay of money by the government to the unemployed (e.g. unemployment, welfare, food stamps, etc.). Then recognize that there is a way to recoup that money, and allow people to maintain their dignity by being contributors to society and not drains (and I’m not even counting in here the massive fraud that goes on). One of my 10 solutions to all of this is: always have jobs readily available via government corporations. That is, we can take the money that is just being given away now to able bodied people, and set up government corporations, where that money is given in exchange for labor, which then makes products and does services that bring money in. Therefore, there would not be just an outflow of money by the government (which really means by the people), like is the case now, but there will be an inflow of money not only to offset that. And I’m just speaking about able-bodied people here. There will still be those who aren’t capable of work who will need our help.
Some will say, “Well what about the single mothers who need to stay at home and take care of their kids who a lot of this free money is going to support now? They are able-bodied. Therefore, would they qualify for support under the system you are proposing?” Well there will be a transition period for all that I say in this book (primarily in regards to romance, marriage, immorality, economics and easy divorce) to be implemented. But when it finally is concluded, there won’t be any single mothers unless they are widows (whom the Bible says we should take care of). That is, in a happy country where people live morally according to the Bible, marriages will stay together. And if you don’t think that’s possible, consider that in this country that has an over 50% divorce rate, the divorce rate in 1900 was 0.5%. And in societies that totally tried on the Bible ways, there was no divorce (e.g. Shimabuku, the Welsh Revival, etc. I’ll tell their stories later.). In the meantime, working mothers would have to work while their kids are in school, and/or work out of their home, or use day care (which would create more jobs). Or they could even be day care providers themselves, where their children could also be, and could create playmates for their children. And these could even be a form of home schools.
The concept that I’m saying here used to be in a form called “workfare” in this country. The idea was first put forth by civil rights leader James Charles Evers in 1968 and was popularized by Richard Nixon in a televised speech August 1969.
As it is now, welfare benefits are given without compensation by those receiving it. Sometimes they are asked to show that they’ve been looking for work. But even then, these searches are easily fabricated by the recipients.
The previous attempts at workfare included job training. But that was also abused and skirted around. Plus it didn’t produce compensation. In the system I’m proposing there would always be a labor exchange for a paycheck.
Workfare already is the norm in other countries. For example, in Australia (as “mutual obligation”) and in Canada.