Getting Left Behind In The Digital Age
Millions of workers who have already been unemployed for months, if not years, will most likely remain that way even as the overall job market continues to improve, economists say. The occupations they worked in, and the skills they currently possess, are never coming back in style. And the demand for new types of skills moves a lot more quickly than workers — especially older and less mobile workers — are able to retrain and gain those skills.
There is no easy policy solution for helping the people left behind. The usual unemployment measures — like jobless benefits and food stamps — can serve as temporary palliatives, but they cannot make workers’ skills relevant again.
It is simply a consequence of the death of the Industrial Age. Many jobs will not be functional in the Digital Age.
Over 15,000,000 people work for cities, counties, and states....over 10% of the workforce. With tax receipts evaproating, the technology reducing the need for staffing....we could see a reduction of half the above government workers....probably more.
Those workers generate a significant amount of taxes and sales......which will be eliminated as we move forward into the Digital Age.
In addition, with having so many not working....fewer and fewer maintain health insurance nor can they afford current charges....as a result we have also seen a dramatic reduction of dollars to hospitals and clinics. Health Care also employs millions of people which could see its employment ranks cut by half as revenues evaporate and we drive for a healthier lifestyle with a more limited healthcare footprint.
Health Care and Government are the last two pools of massive Industrial Age employment....the cuts to these two areas will be the most convulsive to the citizens still stuck in an era past.
You were warned to prepare....the Digital Age is here.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle to avoid the need for care.
Think globally as barriers continue to break down.
The concept of money as it existed in the Industrial Age will change dramatically in the Digital Age.
And most important, stop being a sheep......eat sheep like the Greeks.