Published On: Sat, Jan 5th, 2013

The Relationship between Crime and Unemployment

Our unemployed are type-cast as being lazy; having poor work attitudes; refusing to invest in appropriate skills; and subject to disincentives arising from misguided government welfare support, and all the rest of the arguments that the mainstream uses to obfuscate the social problem. The focus in the public debate is to “blame the victim” and suggest that most are unemployable and prefer to live on welfare, where that support is available.

I walk the ‘barios’, I hear their call for help and can categorically state, that nothing is farther than the truth. The unemployed in Curaçao want to work. I have categorized them in jobless, useless and hopeless. The jobless people are dynamic effective functioning individuals who do not have problems with quick-making-money schemes like selling illegal drugs, illegal number sales or theft and living off their girlfriend. What prevents them from vocational career work is lack of proper jobs. The second group, the useless can be made useful. They have to be educated, trained and coached. They can become productive again. As for the hopeless, there will always be a small group that will remain unemployable.

THE BEST CRIME PREVENTION TOOL IS A STRONG AND VIBRANT ECONOMY.

If we can build a stable strong economy, create thousands upon thousands of jobs, we can divert people from prison and we can stop them reoffending.

GREENTOWN OFFERS JUST THAT. JOBS! JOBS, JOBS, 17,700 JOBS!

We look at saving 900 Isla jobs as a political preservation scheme. Many politicians think about saving their own career and status, and are afraid of losing those jobs instead of focusing on the 10 to 15,000 jobless, and the 15,000 young professionals in Holland and other places, desirous to come home after their study. Besides, GreenTown is in favor to find Isla workers an appropriate job in GreenTown’s development.

Let GreenTown guide you in creating tens of thousands of jobs and generate more government income, while being less dependent from our southern neighbors and from Holland.

By Andres Casimiri

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