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If These are The Fastest Growing Jobs in America – We’re Doomed

On TheBurningPlatform.com - Alexander E. M. Hess - 8/29/2013 :

Here’s another depressing list to ruin your day. You can tell a lot about a society by what they value, what they build and what they do. The only new buildings I see being built are banks and medical facilities. That tells me a lot. I look around and see that we value fancy new leased or financed cars, financed McMansions, fastfood, and lots of shopping outlets. And now this list tells me a lot about where this country is headed [...]

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Cyril's picture

Just a note

Just a note: once in a while, I happen to relay here content I don't necessarily agree much with, but that I find interesting or important in the concerns they raise or questions they ask, at the time.

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Yeah I understand, and

Yeah I understand, and realize you're not the original author. Sorry if my comments seemed directed at you, not trying to be hostile.

By percentage though, not #

By percentage though, not # of jobs. All of these on the list employ relatively few people compared to a vast number of other industries.

Sorry, but it's a very unscientific study. I mean, look at all of those jobs, they are for retiring baby boomers. Of course there's going to be good growth in them right now, that doesn't reflect anything about society or say we are doomed. Those businesses will not grow that fast for long.

Meanwhile, there are 1.5 million jobs in web design & programming, almost all of which were added over the last 10 years, and if this were going by actual "job growth" as it claims to, this is just one of many industries that would be far, far higher on the list.

I do understand where they're coming from, and the concern that our society isn't producing enough, and has too many figurehead jobs. But I don't think these are them. There's room for a few financial planners (hopefully not the scammers, which seem to be the majority) and other service industries IMO. What we don't need are government bureaucrats, floors and floors of people spying on us, high school dropout drone operators paid $50/hour trained on video games, guys who sit in office buildings doing literally nothing all day downtown, etc etc etc.

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Good points. I can only wish you're right on as many as possible

Good points. I can only wish you're right on as many as possible.

There's indeed an "if" in the post title, I kept it as is.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius