June 14, 2008

WHICH IS THE POINT OF THE DOLE:

Britons are unemployed because of 'lack of motivation' (Christopher Hope, 12/06/2008, Daily Telegraph)

Britons are out of work because they lack motivation and "employability", not because of competition with foreign workers, ministers said.

The arrival of a million Eastern Europeans in the past four years has not damaged wages or led to an increase in unemployment among natives, the Department for Work and Pensions insisted.

But some Britons were on the dole because of "issues around basic employability skills, incentives and motivation", its report said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 14, 2008 11:51 AM
Comments

Wait a minute, so if you pay people for not working they won't be motivated to find a job?

Posted by: Shelton at June 14, 2008 4:51 PM

It's very perplexing -- effect follows cause. Who knew.

Posted by: erp at June 15, 2008 9:24 AM
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