- PREMISE: Everyone benefits when there is an economy that provides work for anyone who wants to work.
- PREMISE: Work that would be beneficial to society, overall, remains undone, not because there is no one available or willing to do the work, but because there is no individual or organization that is seeking to hire people to do this socially beneficial work. (Examples of useful work not being done, and this is most certainly not an exhaustive list: reforestation and erosion control; home assistance for elderly and disabled persons; more teachers).
- PREMISE: Everyone in our society would benefit from a program in which we collectively hired unemployed or underemployed persons to do work that would be socially beneficial that is not now being done only because no one is hiring people to do it.
Downside? Well, we'd have to utilize money now held by individuals, in order to direct it to the socially positive employment program. Possible? Yes. Question: is logic motivating, politically?
- CONCLUSION: it would make logical sense to mobilize economic resources possessed within our society and to use these resources for a program of collective employment, hiring people to achieve socially positive goals.
Another question: can we find a way to make logic politically motivating?
Final question: don't you think we should be trying?