Simple jobs and complex jobs, jobs with people and jobs with things and jobs with concepts and ideas (20/09/17 21:23:22)
According to folklore based on a hypothesis from some Nobel laureate, the left brain is a square and limited thinker, while the right brain is an inspired and holistic artist.
Not verified by experiment
There is a need for experts with holistic views based on solid knowledge. Holism based on hearsay is too vulnerable to political, economic and emotional pressure. Holism should be based on facts and reasoning there facts are unavailable or ambiguous.
Creativeness,too, needs to be based on knowledge of the existing art. Creativeness without knowledge of the field is just a waste of time. Most acts of creation have already been done similarly by others. My experience is: I have a good idea. Then I look in the databases - including Wikipedia and Google. And then I can read the articles about it. Nothing new. Think of something else.
Creating jobs needs to take seriously that there are different people and different jobs. Talents are different. Some talents run in families and are heritable together with money. Some families are burdened with little talent and seem destined for poverty because there is no inheritance and little possibility of good earning. The difficult and important task is to help those people into useful and agreeable positions in society: converting potential losers into reasonably satisfied citizens. Putting everybody through universities certainly is no remedy, although some on the left side seem to believe it. It mostly looks like a convenient and cheap way of disguising unemployment. Leaving them unsatisfied and using the police against their anger and despair isn't a good idea either.
But someone has to pay for it. Count me in.
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