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Dear Jim: Karl Denninger Rant

I'm sure you understand this but probably overlooked it when writing. Handouts for the typical jobless have to be cut back or lazy folks will just stay home.


There are also the Entitled Millenials that have to be re-educated. Gumment schools have created a generation of full blown socialists and communists and they won't be easily turned around until they get older and wiser. I witnessed the constant degradation of incoming white collar new hires across my entire 32 year career. Many of the latest college graduates before I retired were disgustingly ill prepared for employment. Ten years later I hear from former still working co-workers that the situation is worse than I can imagine. In another 5 or 10 years the blind will be leading the blind as the experienced continue to retire younger and earlier. Jeff


Response: Jeff, you have done a great job in framing the real problem at hand. Now let's go back and analyze it.


I'm sure you understand this but probably overlooked it when writing. Handouts for the typical jobless have to be cut back or lazy folks will just stay home.

Why are they lazy? Is it possible they know they have no real future in grunt work? That it is close to slavery and the company will terminate them when they have experience and expect a raise, or their tits sag.

There are also the Entitled Millenials that have to be re-educated. Then re-educate them. Apparently we educated them wrong to begin with so how can it be their fault?
I recently saw an old movie based on a true story of a woman in Texas (circa 1910) that was trying to stop the state from stamping "illegitimate" on Birth Certificates. When one Senator said the label was needed because they were born through immorality, She replied with "The children are not illegitimate, their parents were!" Perhaps the kids are not entitled or lazy, perhaps the parents were in raising them.

Gumment schools have created a generation of full blown socialists and communists and they won't be easily turned around until they get older and wiser.

Then re-educate them. Apparently we educated them wrong to begin with.

I witnessed the constant degradation of incomming white collar new hires across my entire 32 year career. Why? What is your solution? Is it because they are now considered a throw-away work force with no loyalty from management?
What happens when they wish to devote attention to family and are then replaced at work for that? Why must they work 60 hours per week? Why 40 hours per week? Why not 30 hours a week and job sharing? Many of the latest college graduates before I retired were disgustingly ill prepared for employment.
Why? Did we allow schools to dumb them down? Have we failed to motivate them? Planners are born, not taught. What do you expect when a non-planner is put into a planning position? Same for leadership, doing repetitive work, or putting an introvert into an extrovert's position. What happened to the day of the golden hand cuffs to retain employees?
Are we putting the wrong people in some jobs to begin with?
Ten years later I hear from former still working co-workers that the situation is worse than I can imagine. Then begin imagining different and we will create differently. The world is only what we imagine it to be and thus we create it the way we imagine it. I love this line from the movie The Imitation Game: "Those that do and think odd things do things no one else can imagine."
In another 5 or 10 years the blind will be leading the blind as the experienced continue to retire younger and earlier. Then it is up to industry to pay the older workers to shift from working to training. Jeff: Problem solving is like pulling weeds from the lawn. If you go outside and believe you got them all then you will not see anymore. If however you are convinced there are still a few then you will find them. The same is true for finding solutions to problems. We have to know there are solutions.

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