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We Fund Dependency

jerry2 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 6:56 AM
Dependency can only be increased if people are directed into paths of further dependency. Helping people find work? Counterproductive. We should really start using a better word for "dependency". Substitute the word "slavery" in its place. Reads just as well and is more accurate.
"There are no jobs!" That is what people told me outside a government "jobs center" in New York City.

To check this out, I sent four researchers around the area. They quickly found 40 job openings. Twenty-four were entry-level positions. One restaurant owner told me he would hire 12 people if workers would just apply.

It made me wonder what my government does in buildings called "job centers." So I asked a college intern, Zoelle Mallenbaum, to find out. Here's what she found:

"First I went to the Manhattan Jobs Center and asked, "Can I get help finding a job?" They told...