Monday, 9 January 2012

Post-industrial unemployment

Unemployment is an industrial word that doesn't make much sense in a post-industrial world. Post-industrial unemployment is more like being unskilled. These days, we do not need jobs, where we go and do the bidding of others. What we need is skills for which people will pay, and a way to find those people. It's messing with the industrialised efficiency of the mass market, but if the mass market has already disappeared in favour of custom solutions for every client, then that efficiency won't apply any more.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - I don't think the mass market has disappeared yet.
PPS - And maybe we need some artisan's guilds to help find people with the right skills.

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