Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Share of Men in Labor Force at All-Time Low - So What?

Share of Men in Labor Force at All-Time Low - NYTimes.com:

Now, this little article is there as proof that things are moving along reasonably smartly in the women's equality front.  But it comes back to one of my ongoing questions that no one seems to want to answer: What do we do to provide jobs for dumb people.  There are a lot of them out there.

Men, when they took up the lions share of the workforce had to make due with a lot of dumb men in the workforce.  Luckily, the workforce of those times had a nice compliment of unskilled labor jobs to provide for dumb people.  Nowadays, not so much so.  Women make just dandy office workers, doctors, and other work not having physical strength and a mule-like outlook as it's principal requirements.

I am thinking that one of these days we are going to have to deal with this little problem.  We have been creating a workplace where smart workers are a requirement.  Not educated workers, smart workers.  What the hell do we do to provide the dumb people a decent life and a place in our society.

1 comment:

Bustednuckles said...

That is what they used to call a "Shovel Ready Project".
Put 'em to work on the business end of an idiot stick.