I want a job that pays more, not because I would be
proud of that job, but because I want the money
Let me ask you a question, rhetorically, for now. "Why do you want the money?"
This may seem a silly question. After all, money buys food. Money buys toys. Money buys a car, a place to live, etc. Money in our society allows for both survival as well as comfort.
But, let's consider an example of this act of using money to acquire survival and comfort: you go to a restaurant, and you buy dinner. The food keeps you alive, and the fact that somebody else made it for you is a convenience. However, what of the waiter who brought you the food? What of the chef who made it? Did they make and bring you dinner because they wanted to? Because they enjoyed it? Probably not. They did these things in order to acquire money for themselves, so they can use that money to get somebody else to do something that they
don't want to do.
There's a very fundamental thing going on here. The function
of money is basically to manipulate people into doing things they don't want to do. Money, at its most basic level, is a tool for the manipulation and control of others.
So let me ask you that question again: why do you want the money
? The answer is so that you can manipulate others into doing what you want.
Money is a tool for manipulation, and some people are more skilled at using it than others.
Not anything more elaborate, like changing the social compact of
employment, just spending some of the $2trillion in capital
sitting in banks to hire people.
It doesn't benefit those who have it to hire people to do work they have no desire to have performed. If I have a billion dollars and all the houses and servants I want, and you have zero dollars and are starving, how does it benefit me to hire you? I already have everything I want. The stockpile of money that I have is a stockpile of power to manipulate others. If I give some of it to you, I am giving away power so that you have it instead of me. Why should I do this? I already have enough servants to fill all my desires, and you have nothing particularly that I want. Why should I hire you?
Spending that $2 trillion to hire people only benefits the people being hired, not the people with $2 trillion dollars. Do you have any savings? Maybe $5000 in a bank account? You could hire people. You could pay someone to delivery your groceries for you. Or to polish your car every week. But you don't, because you don't particularly want these services performed and you place more value on having the stockpile of $5000 on hand. It's no different when you have millions rather than thousands of dollars.
what exactly do you propose they do instead?
Not everyone can start their own business;
I would propose that these people attempt to perceive the nature of society more clearly. It's more difficult to manipulate someone who clearly understands the nature and process of manipulation. As they are, these people are perpetuating the very system they rage against.
Starting a business to avoid slavery, or to put it another way: offering enslavement to others, is entirely missing the point. The system is the problem. Starting a business rather than working for a business is simply jockeying for a more comfortable position in the hierarchy of that system. One does not end enslavement by having slaves rather than being a slave.
I think what the "ending joblessness" means, is that they
want American businesses to start hiring more people.
If things like equality or ending wealth disparity are desireable end results, then businesses hiring more people is counterproductive. The solution here is not more jobs or more people working. The solution is less
jobs and fewer
people working. "Work" is not a desireable end result. It is a means to an end. Focusing on a method generates different results than focusing on a goal. When people perceive jobs or money as desireable goals, they misunderstand the nature of the system.