The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Religion & Culture / Atheist Fools


Subject:  Re: Lost jobs, looking at wrong thing? Date:  10/5/2012  9:55 PM
Author:  Beridian Number:  410481 of 457160

Think about it...if all those people really become unnecessary you could round them all up and shoot them, and it would have negligible effect on the economy. They're, in effect, dead weight. How do we deal with that (since shooting them is probably a bad idea!). Raise taxes on all the productive people to pay for them? At some point the burden will be too much.

You pay for the unproductive either way, we might as well get some benefit from them by having them accomplish productive tasks. It need not be all for a net loss either. If a modern CCC was able to clear out blighted neighborhoods the land might then find use for industry or agriculture. For that matter, what about the lament of farmers that they can only hire illegals to pick fruit. Get some of the unproductive people picking fruit. What's stupi