What labor shortage?. Experts at Wharton find that conventional wisdom about the impact of a smaller baby bust and an aging population of boomers is misleading–if not outright wrong. [CNET News.com – Front Door]
We will not have a labor shortage. Productivity increases make it more likely that high unemployment may continue for some time until employers realize that making people work 80 hours a week to maintain that productivity is harmful. [A Man with a Ph.D. – Richard Gayle's Weblog]
Given the lack of mass consciousness and the focus on the individual, this is an obvious situation, people don't know to collectively bargan or to stop exploiting themselves for their own benefit, that really benefits to a much greater way the people they work for. Professionalization of the work force is one aspect of it, another is the systematic underpayment of jobs so it requires some people to work overtime. oh i could go on and on, but this is a really big problem/issue that needs to be brought to the attention of those people who have been trained to think strategically instead of communally about their own position in the labor pool. I've recently been reading Ulrich Beck's work on this.