THE reduction in the number of full-time jobs being created is disturbing. This will be made worse by the continuing trend of automation and computerisation in all sectors of our economy.
With the trend to less secure, part-time work there will be less income for individuals and their families to spend in their communities.
Living standards will gravitate downwards at an increasing rate.
Governments and the captains of industry are les than honest with the population at large about the economy’s ability to create the more permanent full-time and part-time jobs for an ever-increasing population.
Having a stable population, not one that keeps on getting larger, is a way to reduce and limit economic misery.
Governments need to maintain and improve our living standards, not wash their hands of the matter.