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Post by Isakenaz on Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:14 am

The proportion of 18 to 24-year-olds in England not in employment, education or training (Neet) has risen to 18.4%, official figures suggest. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-14644613

Oh well I suppose 'neet' is a better term than 'unemployed scum', 'chavs' etc.
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Post by TheocWulf on Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:01 am

a Neet thatas a new one to me I wonder if it will take on as the replacement for Chav/Ned

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Post by WodzuUK on Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:50 am

Not a big schoocker just look around, most of my neighbours that are in their ''prime'' are both unemplyed and not in education.

And surely next generation of brits raised by such parents will follow in their parents foot steps, why work and grind your hands to the bone when the state can provide with good quality housing and decent ammount of income from all possible benefits.
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Post by TheocWulf on Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:20 pm

WodzuUK wrote:Not a big schoocker just look around, most of my neighbours that are in their ''prime'' are both unemplyed and not in education.

And surely next generation of brits raised by such parents will follow in their parents foot steps, why work and grind your hands to the bone when the state can provide with good quality housing and decent ammount of income from all possible benefits.

I blame maggie for this situation destroyed many working class industrial jobs in the 80s so the capitalists could take the factorys abroad as it was cheaper to have local people on benifits than it was to move a factory to india and pay indians a good wage by local standards and now that the econamy is going is heading south fast and not coming up as quickly as the cappies predicted they now cant afford to keep them on benifits.
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Post by Celtiberian on Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:12 pm

WodzuUK wrote:Not a big schoocker just look around, most of my neighbours that are in their ''prime'' are both unemplyed and not in education.

And surely next generation of brits raised by such parents will follow in their parents foot steps, why work and grind your hands to the bone when the state can provide with good quality housing and decent ammount of income from all possible benefits.

I find it difficult to believe that these so-called "neets" are voluntarily unemployed. Last I heard, the United Kingdom is undergoing an economic recession identical to the recession we're experiencing in the United States, meaning there aren't enough jobs available for everyone in the labor market at the moment—not that capitalism is capable of- or even desires- producing long-term full employment. During economic downturns, the youth are disproportionately affected, since they haven't got the valuable experience older workers do.

Placing the blame for this "neet" phenomenon on the British welfare state is reminiscent of how conservatives in the United States blame unemployment insurance for "laziness" and increased levels of unemployment. Moreover, I don't necessarily blame individuals for lacking a work ethic within the capitalist mode of production—being a wage slave to a capitalist parasite isn't exactly empowering or desirable to many people.

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Post by Rev Scare on Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:45 pm

"We know that unemployment can have a brutal impact on young people, with thousands suffering from mental health problems, feelings of self-loathing and panic attacks," a spokesman said.

If unemployment does indeed have a "brutal" impact on young people, then I do not see how this could possibly be a voluntary decision on the part of the youth. As somebody who has been unemployed for vast periods of time over two years yet absolutely loathes the capitalist mode of production, I can say that few individuals would ever want to be voluntarily unemployed within a system where starving to death or living in abject poverty are sobering potential realities for so many citizens. Prolonged unemployment utterly drains one of self-confidence and motivation and, especially for young people, paints the future in the bleakest manner possible (it extinguishes hope in the future since nothing in the present contributes positively in that direction). The psychological effects are quite severe and result in depression and deteriorating relationships.

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