Comments on: Revolutions are all about jobs http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/03/04/revolutions-are-all-about-jobs/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: mikeymouse03 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/03/04/revolutions-are-all-about-jobs/#comment-1124 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 03:57:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=885#comment-1124 The phrase “Revolution of Rising Expectations” covers the roots of most revolutions. People see the ready possiblilty of a better daily welfare as those around them or that they hear about, earn more and have more. Private hopes and wishes become public grumbling; public talk gathers together those with the same leanings; leaders emerge; pamphlets (as in the American Revolution) are published or words flow via social media on the internet (today) and voila the hot coals are ready to ignite with the right spark.

It is not people at the end of their ropes who revolt but those who have enough rope left to climb and see what might be.

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By: Dafydd http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/03/04/revolutions-are-all-about-jobs/#comment-1031 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:28:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=885#comment-1031 To a certain point you are definitely right about Jobs. And it is interesting to compare the higher priority of dictatorships in keeping their people happy than democracies.

But the real point is about a person’s ability to make enough cash to marry, settle and have kids. If young people have enough money to start a family, they have too much to lose in a revolution. If they are working and still don’t have enough money, they are better organised and is some ways more dangerous, unemployment dulls the soul.

That is why so many revolutions start with students.

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By: Pred http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/03/04/revolutions-are-all-about-jobs/#comment-1029 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 01:22:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=885#comment-1029 All information we have are from our media. We name sides in the case of Libya: Gaddafi supporters and Libya rebels. When similar events happen in countries we support that there are different entities in the game: legally chosen government and terrorists. And our position about terrorists is well known. Money distribution in all these countries is very similar: dictators with their family/supporters – read military have most of resources and money; the rest lives as allowed by rulers. All the power is in hands of few. People want change in this disproportion, very simple.

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By: AspenFreePress http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/03/04/revolutions-are-all-about-jobs/#comment-1026 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:55:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=885#comment-1026 Revolutions aren’t about jobs. They’re about creating the opportunity to make real money.
Sterling Greenwood/AspenFreePress

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By: ARJTurgot2 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/03/04/revolutions-are-all-about-jobs/#comment-1025 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 14:28:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=885#comment-1025 “Why did we spend a whole year fighting over health care and ignoring jobs?”

Because jobs empower people and make them independent. They do not create a sense of obligation to political parties and it is difficult to target the benefit of jobs to your core constituency.

There have been many irrational and irresponsible acts by the Republicans and they are pathetically obsequious to anything their flakey, rich, uber-conservative donors want, but the mode of operation for the Democrats is to take things away from people so they can give them back in the form of government programs (which they can control and target).

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By: Graff http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/03/04/revolutions-are-all-about-jobs/#comment-1024 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 14:21:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=885#comment-1024 The turmoil today, started a couple of years ago, it’s about “food!”. Wheat/grain harvest have fallen and prices are up much higher, when the people are hungry, rage in the streets comes next. Unemployment is being used as a cover. Watch the world grain commodity harvest & prices and follow the unrest. To many mouths to feed and not enough grain production, period.

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By: Soothsayer http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/03/04/revolutions-are-all-about-jobs/#comment-1022 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 13:54:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=885#comment-1022 I wonder to what extent the US pullout from Iraq and the drying up of all of the money that came with it is implicated in the present middle eastern situation.

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By: Beery http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/03/04/revolutions-are-all-about-jobs/#comment-1021 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 12:58:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=885#comment-1021 As others have said, it’s not just about jobs. It’s about lack of food and expense of the food that is available. It’s about the internet – people gaining access to a world wide web that shows them clearly how much better their lives ought to be. It’s about a world where problems can only get worse because our political systems cannot cope with oil shocks and limited oil supply.

And even my explanation is way too simplistic.

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By: robb1 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/03/04/revolutions-are-all-about-jobs/#comment-1020 Sat, 05 Mar 2011 20:47:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=885#comment-1020 We subsidized construction works for a decade already with the consequences that we see today. In the meantime neglecting the electronic manufacturing technology that is now dominant in Asia. While investing in energy saving homes is a good thing, it will not do much for the homes that r foreclosed every day and remain empty for long. We need local jobs and local production. Did u ever got a call from a service rep. from a guy in India or the Philippines? Just make outsourcing abroad non tax deductible and u will see improvement. But ha… the big corporate lobbies might think differently… good luck then… :)

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By: Biscayne http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/03/04/revolutions-are-all-about-jobs/#comment-1018 Sat, 05 Mar 2011 16:57:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=885#comment-1018 All very well. Now can anyone tell me why Libya has at least a couple of hundred thousand foreign workers and why the Libyans are not filling these jobs?

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