Skip to comments.Pope Francis Warns Of Perils Of Global Unemployment
Posted on 07/22/2013 1:45:22 PM PDT by Biggirl
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANEWidespread youth unemployment is creating a generation of the jobless, Pope Francis said Monday, setting the tone for a weeklong visit to Brazil that marks the first foreign trip of his papacy.
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I agree with you in principle. I think a life of sufficiency, with an emphasis on the intangible values of family and faith, qualifies as “success.”
However, systems that price out entry-level employees, or that discourage hiring by penalizing firing, restrict the supply of jobs for everyone. The same systems usually have very high barriers to business creation, as well. Even if your business is “Regulatory Compliance Specialist” - included with “Tax-chick” at my former place of employment - starting your business is a nightmare, and most people either don’t try or run illegally until they get busted.
That’s wrong. People should be able to start a regular old retail or service business legally, without undue cost or trauma. They should be able to hire an employee at a price the employer and employee agree on, and they should be able to fire him if he doesn’t do the job.
Good morning to all of you! They said I have heard some strange things being said about you: that you are not the kinds of saints I pray for (he said this in reference to a comment Mexican journalist Valentina Alazraki made about journalists on the papal flight when she greeted him Ed.). I am here among lions; well not really lions; at least not today But thank you. I really dont do interviews, because I dont know, I cant, thats just the way it is I find them a bit tiresome but I thank you for your company.
My first trip is to go and visit young people. But not young people who are excluded from their own lives: I hope to find them integrated into the social fabric, into society. Because by excluding young people we commit an injustice: we take away their sense of belonging. Young people do belong somewhere, they belong to a family, a country, a culture and a faith. So we must not isolate them, we should not exclude them from society. They really are a populations future that is a fact. They are the future. But not only them: they have a future because they are strong, they are young, they will move forward.
But lifes other extreme, the elderly, are also a peoples future, because people have a future if they make the most of both strengths: the young move society forward with their strength and the elderly with their lifes wisdom. I often think we do our elderly an injustice. We leave them out as if they had nothing to offer and yet they have wisdom, the wisdom of life, historical, national and family wisdom. And we need that.
Young people are in the midst of a crisis and we are used to a culture of discarding. This happens a lot with the elderly but now it is happening with these unemployed young people as well. They adopt this discarding culture. We need to put a stop to this and promote a culture of inclusion. We need to make an effort to include everyone in society. This is part of the reason I wanted to pay this visit to young people. To young people in society. Thank you my dearest kinds of saints I do not pray for who are not really that lion-like
I ask you to help me during this visit, for the sake of good, of society, of the young and especially of the elderly. I thank all of you. Like the prophet Daniel, I feel a bit sad because Ive noticed the lions have proved not to be that fierce!
While I would agree that people should be able to start businesses easily and entry level jobs should be available, they aren’t. Entry level jobs no longer exist; they’re hiring college grads for work at mickey d’s. And as an accountant you would know better than anyone the challenges that a small biz faces.
We are where we are and it is what it is. To paraphrase a military saying, you fight with the army you have, not the one you wish you had. The reality is that the only job or business a lot of under 30’s may have are ones that don’t officially exist.
Slightly OT, but I think this is what seals the deal for so-called immigration reform. Of course the left wing of our national uniparty wants it to increase their voter base, and of course the right wing of the uniparty wants it as a supply of cheap labor. But what doesn’t get discussed much is the shadow economy aspect. What we have is a subculture of people, at least 10 million strong, who are not only surviving but thriving on the margins. Immigration reform is in that sense not about being humane, it’s about fighting the shadow economy.
Take 'em off the dole. See how long they're willing to sit around :)
Bump for daylight, post-coffee, comment.
“Take ‘em off the dole. See how long they’re willing to sit around.”
Ain’t gonna happen. At least until widespread economic collapse is here and there’s no choice.
God created Capitalism and it is an unqualified force for good in the world.
“And when you look around at the under-thirties we are creating legions of idle hands.”
Idle and unsupervised hands (like Trayvon Martin).