More than 5 million people in the UK are paid less than the living wage | Society | The Observer

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For me, this is further evidence of excessive austerity from the UK Government but it also questions whether the Coalition Government cares about the weaker and more vulnerable members of society. The Government seem to have abandoned youth to a new economic scrap-heap, unless they are from privileged backgrounds.

Let me turn this to an open question:

How should the Government strengthen employment policy, without weakening economic growth?

Any thoughts?

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2 responses

  1. Our intuition tells us something is drastically wrong with the political and economic system, you do not have to have a PhD, or a advanced educational degree to know this, as it has already been stated as for example, India, sending a rocket to Mars for what? national prestige! it is well known many Indians commit suicide as a result of economic impoverishment as many others do throughout the world, such as Afghanistani people that are so impoverished, suicide is not uncommon.

    The need for acceptance is a need for respect, the incongruity of this idea is that those whom you think are going to give you this, are if only one but realizes are unable to do this as a general rule, respect comes from within and not with out.

    Civilization is to be measured by how what the lowest as seen as such, is the measure of a society and its ability to become conscious of how those who are unable to voice their suffering are treated, this includes animals and the degree of compassion and empathy shown to all creatures, that we have a underlying connection with.

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