With that in mind, how is our modern economy? And I’m not asking about consumerist America—that’s always golden—I’m asking about that lovely job market. Is it easy to get a job? Can you walk to a gas station or some entry-level position, like you could in the 1980s, and walk away with a job? Probably not. So what’s the problem? It is this: the supply and demand of humans to jobs is awry, unbalanced, fucked. There are simply too many people—the supply—compared to the jobs available—the demand. Simply put, seven billion people is a surplus, and, as with any surplus, we need to stop making more until our product matches the current demand. But of course we can’t stop making more (well, we won’t), and we need to look at other methods of fairly limiting the supply.
Thankfully, the U.S. government has offered a solution with its ultra-lenient gun laws, practically handing uzis to any nobody who wants to pop a few, but I think we can all agree it simply isn’t enough. And China’s execution of any drug-dealer doesn’t cut the mark. So what can we do about it, short of euthanizing every third newborn? That’s a good question, and I have heard of a few propositions. The first, but not best, would be to shut down hospitals for a week. It does eliminate primarily the weak and unwanted, but it’s not truly random. The most fair method, I think, would be to raise the speed limit. If we upped every speed limit, say, by 20 mph, we would really be knocking it off! Imagine buzzing down a school zone at 45 plus 10, since that’s what cops usually allow, totaling 55 mph, taking out two or three seedy little brats because that’s your duty, and all in the name of improving the economy while on your way to work. I would wager with this speed-limit adjustment, we would see our supply-demand fall back into place in as little as five years, and all you job-seekers (if you’re still alive) would really be living easy in ten years, when companies will be begging for your employment.
You may be thinking, my god, what a nut, and you would be right, except I’m not the only one considering the balance of your safety over the potential of increased earnings. Just ask any pharmaceutical company responsible for saving potential lives at the slight loss of profit (Martin Shkreli isn’t the only one inflating necessary drug prices). These companies, among many others, already understand what you don't, which is that sentiments aren't worth shit. So, stuff away your emotions and join the cause with a polite letter to your local representative urging him or her to raise the speed limit by 20 mph for increased efficiency, time at work (politicians love to hear this), and for the betterment of human supply.