| ||Un(der)employed? Irked by all these eternal megaprobs & bored with the same ol' *crises? Well here's one fully developed solution, Timesizing. Its 5 phases provide a pattern for upgrades & an improving regional, national & global future of 500 years. To save the world, you can't start with hunger: no one with money is hungry; you can't start with poverty: no one with a good job is poor. Take care of JOBS and the rest of the economy will take care of itself. This is the oldest & biggest website on achieving full employment. We have 11 years of quantitative & anecdotal data, with all standard objections answered. Most of our comments are qikis - saving the world has gotta be fun this time! We're retro with steampunk text but we load fast. Timesizing itself is an economic design for sustainable, market-based jobs by making the workweek lower while making high tech higher. See also our time trilogy.|
hope du jourtm – TIMESIZING instead of downsizing in the news (archives) -
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Google Search newsclips of what the world is doing right - and our latest ranking of leading countries: The core solution is so obvious, it's below the radar. Usually it's just one item on a list with few realizing it's the ink & paper. It's our closest candidate to the "Holy Grail" of economic design, the Single All-Sufficient Regulation, and despite *dismissal by 'experts,' it's the world's most common (but least publicized and yet-to-be fully exploited) response to downturn and it's reinvented thousands of times a day in every recession by businesses and governments. In each case, more jobs would have been lost without the hourscuts or furloughs -
BRISTOL, Conn., USA — Theis Precision Steel uses the state’s Shared Work Program to help save jobs and keep its employees gainfully employed. The largest high-carbon and stainless specialty strip mill in North America, Theis (“Tice”) does cold rolling and hardening and tempering of high carbon and alloy strip steels, as well as cold rolling of all stainless and nickel alloys. Theis Human Resources Manager Tina Pac said the company is grateful for the Shared Work Program... It now offers companies like Theis more opportunities to take part and avoid laying off skilled workers... - see whole article under today's date.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., USA - ...Starting Friday, spray parks at Casa Loma Park in Bakersfield and Lost Hills Park in Lost Hills will be open 2-7 p.m. daily, according to Bob Lerude, county parks and recreation director. Previously, both parks were open 12-7 p.m. daily. New State Water Resources Control Board emergency regulations prohibit using potable, or drinkable, water in fountains or decorative water features that do not recirculate -- and most spray parks fall into this category... - see whole article under today's date.
[So there's a Casa Loma in Bakersfield, Calif.! Us Torontonians thought our Casa Loma was unique!]
Shorter hours are happening anyway, but not the best way which maintains personal income and *vital consumer spending via emergency worksharing and sustainable timesizing. We simply can't perpetuate a pre-computer 40-hour workweek forever into the age of robotics. It may be fun to sneer at believers in the fixed "lump of labor fallacy" because "there's an infinite amount of work to be done," but where's the corresponding willingness to pay for it? - and without pay, it isn't, and doesn't, work. So we need to take charge of this workweek-trimming process, systematize it and make sure it happens in a way that absorbs the surplus of jobseekers, gets employers bidding against one another for good help, thereby harnesses market forces to flexibly maintain and raise wages and spending, leeches money out of the huge black hole of income and wealth in the top 0.01%, and gets those trillions back into circulation. Shorter hours is a strategy that is reinvented hundreds of times a day across the U.S. in this recession and thousands of times a day across the world in both public & private sectors, in every industry, and in a variety of ways. Many countries and U.S. states already have worksharing programs to cushion the transition to permanently shorter workweeks that automatically adjust to our rising levels of productive technology in the Age of Robotics. These programs currently are designed to be temporary. Here's what their permanent program will look like when they finally succumb to the inevitable.
doom du jourtm = today's headlines from helltm (archives)
- here in the context of a robust solution (see hope du jour above), you can see the bad news and the impotence of today's "experts" as portrayed in the mainstream American narratives -
- editor's comments in [square brackets] by Phil Hyde firstname.lastname@example.org -
- headlines: *Globe Mags&Cigars Byward Mkt, Ottawa Canada & updating: new Moca Loca, Laval&Victoria Île de Hull, Québec -
non-market MAKEWORK in the news (archives) - too-little too-late, too ecostressing, too wasteful, too desperate, artificial or even...too military & all axed at the root by full employment via first-aid worksharing & sustainable timesizing -
PRISONS & CRIME in the news, a subset of makework, rising when jobs are scarce (archives) -
[Not as big a concern for the Fed's impotent pundits pulling 6-figure salaries as for the millons of anxious American jobseekers.]
[But then, the GDP is such a crock of fluff.]
...Stocks ended little changed with the Dow losing 31.75 points, WSJ, A1 pointer to C4.
A serious knock to Japan's economy caused by April's rise in consumption tax intensified as individual production slid by the most since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
[Want to slow down your economy? Tax rapid monetary circulation dba consumer spending instead of slow monetary circulation dba investor investing.]
A Hungarian opposition party urged the EU to step up monitoring democracy in the country after prime minister Viktor Orban said he wanted to ditch "liberal" democracy.
[Yeah, who needs all that rich, aka negative, feedback that democracy is always coming up with?! Let's just Don't Worry, Be Happy! (and kill the messenger of bad news) ]
Liberia fights Ebola, FT, p.1 pointer to p.3.
Liberia announced sweeping measures to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly 700 people in west Africa, in a sign that governments are stepping up their response.
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How? By adjusting the workweek down & up - instead of firing & hiring - based on a comprehensive blueprint for a green economy
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