Wel werk, geen banen. Veel kruimels maken een brood

Glenn van der Burg's Blog

De ontwikkelingen in de arbeidsmarkt staat op een scharnierpunt. De werkloosheid loopt snel op tot schrikbarende getallen en percentages. 7,5% werkloosheid, 15% onder jongeren en 28,4% onder allochtone jongeren. Aan de andere kant maken werkgevers zich nog steeds zorgen over het toekomstige arbeidspotentieel van ondermeer technisch geschoold personeel. Maar ook de werkdruk binnen veel organisatie is groot. Ik zie dan ook dat er wel veel werk is, maar niet veel banen.

Foto Kruimels zijn ook broodVeel kruimels
Het werk is versnipperd, verdeeld en daarom blijft het maar even liggen. Of het nu het bijwerken van de website, het starten met social media, het opschonen van het archief, het updaten van de computers of uitwerken van nieuwe ideeën is. Werk dat best wel even kan wachten en op de korte termijn geen omzet, winst of verlies oplevert. Want het uitzetten van het werk kost eerst een investering van een collega. Ondernemers houden dus gewoon de…

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4 Day Work Week…Would It Really Be So Bad?

Gen Y Girl

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The workforce is a scary place right now.

Really, it is.

For those unemployed, it seems like it’ll take a miracle of God to find a job.

And for those of us who DO have jobs, we hope and we pray that we’ll be able to keep them.

Even GREAT organizations…even organizations that have been recognized for their financial stability… right now, they’re having to deal with not-so-great stuff like budget cuts and layoffs.

Take a look at the equation below, it’s pretty simple.

Budget cuts + fear of layoffs = unhappy, scared, & unproductive employees

Ask any employer.

I was thinking about this yesterday because I came across the term “Furlough Fridays.”

For those of you who don’t know, the term “furlough” is essentially a leave of absence, a vacation, a holiday. You’ll hear this term a lot these days because many government employers are implementing “furloughs”.

They’re mandating that employees take time off…

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Project of the Day: Friendsurance

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“Friendsurance has a very unique and revolutionary approach to insurance. By using the power of social networks, your service is able to offer liability, legal and household insurance at a very low rate. Tim, how would you describe your business model in a few sentences?

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

Is more or less what I’ve described as a new economic banking system, based on social networks.

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Four Arguments on Sacred Economics

This describes more or less the same arguments as I have describes in my (Dutch) blogs on ‘eennieuweeconomie.blogspot.nl‘ where I promote deflation as a serious alternative for solving the economic problems we’re experiencing. It’s based on the premises that growth isn’t forever and each system that’s based on unlimited growth, has to fall apart at a given time.
In this case, Eisenstein has worked out this principle in his book Sacred Economics.

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This relates to the issue of how money is created. The explanation that follows is a simplification of Eisenstein’s simplification. I highly recommend investigating the way our government creates money further. Nonetheless, the explanation that follows is sound, if lacking nuance.

 
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Duurzaam Nederland verder weg dan ooit – Follow the Money

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Waarom lukt het Nederland niet om een transitie te maken naar groene energie? Deze vraag stond centraal in de masterclass onderzoeksjournalistiek van de Groene Amsterdammer waarbij vier journalisten een half jaar lang het Nederlandse energiebeleid onder de loep namen. De oorzaak blijkt te liggen bij het energiebeleid van de overheid, waarbinnen gas en goedkope elektriciteit een centrale rol kregen. Door zich vast te leggen op deze fossiele brandstoffen, is de ontwikkeling van duurzame energie mogelijk voor de komende vijftig jaar gestagneerd. 
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People Money | Currency Solutions for a Wiser World

People Money | Currency Solutions for a Wiser WorldAbout the book
People Money is a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of regional currencies.

It shows how regional currencies can transform the lives and well-being of local communities, how they can sustain businesses, how local authorities can participate in their success and, consequently, why supporting regional currencies is of vital importance to the future of your community, region or country.

It is also a comprehensive guide to the development process and implementation of a regional currency.

The Present Currency System

“Centralised national money destroys community. It makes us deal with human beings like we deal with dented cans – we throw them away when we can’t make a profit from them …”
Bob Fishman, Equal Dollars Community Currency

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, vast numbers of people have had their livelihoods stripped away and, for many, the future looks bleak. There is a growing gap between the haves and have-nots and the disagreements between policy makers (economists and governments) about how to ‘rebalance the economy’ increasingly suggest that nobody has control or knows what to do.

People Money | Currency Solutions for a Wiser World.