Ormond Stock Posted 11 months ago What should the New Deal be like? I wish that I (or anyone) had a clear picture of what the re-engineered society would look like. I believe we have two possible paths. In one we ignore the realities and regard the unemployable as failures. That way lies increasing internal conflict and the need for the successful to live a gated life. The other way is to look at the people attacking society now and ask why. There are almost no jobs available for people at the bottom of the bell curve of intelligence. They are humans and deserving of respect, but their conditions cause them to behave in ways which they lose respect and we can decide it is all their fault. In my own country I can think of many projects which could be carried out by central government or by companies contracted to central or local government. The cost to the government of works carried out using humans rather than machines would be higher, but from that cost must be deducted the unemployment costs, the costs to society of a group of people who have nothing to do and feel worthless. Added back would be the value of a society where we each new that all of us can hold our heads up. I am sure that this is only a first stab at an answer, and I don't pretend to know that answer. What I am sure of is that if we don't find it the problem will consume us.