Jobs have declined because of automation and shifting technologies, and a corporate culture with no national loyalty.
Why would you want a job in a coal mine instead of a wind farm? Who decided to make employment partisan?
We need to reassert the dignity of work. Dignity is accessible to everyone. When materialism and financial status is the measure of worth, we take away people's access to dignity and success.
Where did the jobs go? Did they go to China or India or Mexico? Which corporate agenda shipped them over?
Or did they go to automation? Which corporate agenda pushed for that? Who decided we needed automated tellers? Bank machines? Who decided we didn't need to have live phone operators?
Why do CEOs make so much more than their employees?
But wait - there are new jobs, local jobs that can't be shipped overseas, like working on wind farms or installing solar panels... So what's the problem with these jobs? Are these jobs any less legit than coal mining? Why is coal real man's work, and wind farming some leftie pipe dream? And speaking of pipes, how about those jobs building pipe-lines. Somehow better than the wind farms? Hmmmm.
Who told you working in the Solar industry was pandering to the left?
Which party has advocated for policies that have created the staggering inequality in America?
We need to reassert the dignity of work. Dignity is accessible to everyone. When materialism and financial status is the measure of worth, we take away people's access to dignity and success. Advertising, in order to perpetuate the insatiable desire for goods, roots dignity and status in material wealth, rendering self-worth accessible to only the few.
Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era by Amory B. Lovins