In the News (from The Huffington Post): “Republicans in the U.S. Senate want the long-term unemployed to volunteer for 20 hours a week in order to receive unemployment insurance.
“A bill introduced Thursday by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) would also require claimants drawing benefits six months or longer to search for work at least 20 hours a week.
“’Engagement in volunteer service will encourage unemployed workers to maintain job skills, marketability, and a sense of self-worth while providing for the betterment of their communities,’ Burr said in a statement. ‘Even more, the active job search requirement will enhance the integrity of the unemployment system and its ability to identify and serve those most in need.’”
My Comment: There is no need for workers to occupy fictitious positions; there will be no need for them anymore. This will only deepen the crisis, putting unnecessary strains on the budget. What we need for our survival is to organize for everybody a course on integral society in order to become similar to the unified system of nature.