Where Have All The Workers Gone?

By David Houle

So where have the workers gone? As usual in all things economics there are numerous potential answers to this question, and it’s impossible to pinpoint all the moving parts perfectly. However, one anecdotal answer is that many of these workers are now on welfare. Over the past five years transfer payments from the government have grown by an amount four times greater than the increase in wages paid, and there are now more people living on government assistance than there are gainfully employed in the U.S.

HT: Bob Mudra

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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