Address causes not symptoms, Joris

Joris de Bres  has leapt on the inequality band wagon:

The Race Relations Commissioner says inequality is still the most pressing race relations issue facing New Zealand.

Joris de Bres says New Zealand must continue efforts to address the “appalling” rate of Maori youth unemployment and recognise the need to keep people in work.

Inequality is a symptom, it’s not the problem.

Unemployment is a problem but it won’t be solved until the causes are addressed, among which are poor education, poor health, and drug and alcohol abuse.

6 Responses to Address causes not symptoms, Joris

  1. robertguyton says:

    Unemployment is ‘a problem’, you say, and inequality ‘a symptom’.
    Agreed.
    Why has National made both worse?
    Look at the measurements of both, Ele.
    Worse.

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  2. Gravedodger says:

    In a desperate search for relevance, ‘debreeze’ hitches his gig to the flavour of the month represented by one of the myriad of reasons put out by the “protest anything movement” who trampled the rights of the silent , working, creating, taxpaying , providing the largesse that financially sustained them, flotsam, with their inane “occupy” rubbish.

    He is a troughing, irrelevant, non productive locust whose selective targets are never the real rascists who crave attention in the MSM and sadly seem to gain it.

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  3. pdm says:

    `poor education, poor health, and drug and alcohol abuse.’

    All three/four of these are self inflicted because of a lack of discipline – both parental and self.

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  4. homepaddock says:

    Robert – if a problem worsens symptoms tend to, too.

    The major reason for the increase in unemployment was the global fianncial crisis but young Maori were hurt worse by that because they tend to be over-represented in the un/under skilled.

    GD – Interesting he had nothing to say aobut the use of the N word by one of the protesters.

    PDM – not just lack of discipline, also lack of knowledge about alternatives which could be due to lack of good role models, especially when the problems are inter-generational.

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  5. robertguyton says:

    Surely, Ele, it’s the Government’s responsibility to counter global trends and accommodate high employment in its own country.
    They are responsible for the health of the population and that is tied closely to employment.
    This Government concerned itself rather with giving tax cuts to those who are already well off. They failed to ease the unemployment pressure that has affected the not-well-off especially.
    Priorities, Ele.
    National’s are wrong.

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  6. homepaddock says:

    Robert – the severity of the problems means it takes time to address them. But there is good news today (see 2pm post) wages increased faster than inflation and employment grew last year.

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