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    Why the unemployment? A poll

    The cause of unemployment:

    1 Liberal policies

    2 Conservative policies

    3 both

    4 our greed

    5 other

    Please choose and explain.

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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Multiple factors: we have become a very unproductive country as far as actual products go (we've stop producing goods, and started turning to service industries), we seem to keep growing the government employee sector, while the private sector is standing still, and we have a disproportionately large portion of citizens on government payrolls in one form or another. Government doesn't produce- it's a net cost, and the private sector is growing at a much slower pace than the sector who needs support from the public sector.
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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Other-

    - Too many people and not enough jobs for the skill they have
    - Economy slow down
    - Policies that may hender market growth.

    IMO, the whole world economy would be better off with a lot less people. Less demand for limited natural resources and less demand on infrastructer or need to expand.
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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Other.

    The moronic behavior of our Congress and President have made doing business here, less stable.
    Banks/businesses have a cash surplus right now and won't hire anyone because of uncertainty.
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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    I think our biggest problem is overseas competition and the fact that companies are not penalized for shipping jobs overseas. We are divulging between two economic classes, the very rich and everyone else, and our current recession is caused by the fact that the diverging economy cannot keep demand up. We have been trying to use credit since the 80s to make up for the lack of growth in our wages and we simply are to the point that we cannot borrow any more, which caused the economy to be unhealthy enough that this recession was worse than it could be.
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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Other.

    The moronic behavior of our Congress and President have made doing business here, less stable.
    Banks/businesses have a cash surplus right now and won't hire anyone because of uncertainty.
    Absolutely true.
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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I think our biggest problem is overseas competition and the fact that companies are not penalized for shipping jobs overseas. We are divulging between two economic classes, the very rich and everyone else, and our current recession is caused by the fact that the diverging economy cannot keep demand up. We have been trying to use credit since the 80s to make up for the lack of growth in our wages and we simply are to the point that we cannot borrow any more, which caused the economy to falter.
    It seems to me that the very reason our growth in wages has been poor is because of overseas competition. We have now become a part of the global economy, and our economic system in general can't compete. We import cheap Chinese (and other) good because the general population wants cheap stuff. American corporations and manufacturers can't compete with cheap wages overseas, so their only viable option is to ship the manufacturing overseas so that Americans will buy their goods. In going global, we have really screwed ourselves in a way. People can't find good jobs here, because they want cheap crap, but they don't want to pay fellow Americans to produce it.
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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It seems to me that the very reason our growth in wages has been poor is because of overseas competition. We have now become a part of the global economy, and our economic system in general can't compete. We import cheap Chinese (and other) good because the general population wants cheap stuff. American corporations and manufacturers can't compete with cheap wages overseas, so their only viable option is to ship the manufacturing overseas so that Americans will buy their goods. In going global, we have really screwed ourselves in a way. People can't find good jobs here, because they want cheap crap, but they don't want to pay fellow Americans to produce it.
    Yep. We are our own worst enemy in this regard. Unfortunately, I know of no way to fix the trend that wouldn't make things much worse.

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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It seems to me that the very reason our growth in wages has been poor is because of overseas competition. We have now become a part of the global economy, and our economic system in general can't compete. We import cheap Chinese (and other) good because the general population wants cheap stuff. American corporations and manufacturers can't compete with cheap wages overseas, so their only viable option is to ship the manufacturing overseas so that Americans will buy their goods. In going global, we have really screwed ourselves in a way. People can't find good jobs here, because they want cheap crap, but they don't want to pay fellow Americans to produce it.
    That's not entirely true.
    Some things can be made overseas with better cost efficiency (think small junky things at Walmart and dollar stores) but others like cars,bulky items can't.

    Wage labor jobs are decreasing because of automation and greater per worker efficiency.
    Costs of doing business are on the increase as well from over regulation.

    For some people the job market doesn't look good, get some kind of education and you stand a far better chance than high school graduates and GED holders.
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    Re: Why the unemployment? A poll

    Unemployment is caused by a lack of demand in the labor market.
    Lots of reasons for that.

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