Employment means that resources are engaged in a way that not only sustains them but also enhances them. Good work enhances the person working and the resources she works with. On Fukuoka's land in Japan, and in all the many communities across the world inspired by his example, natural farming enhances the land as well as the people living and working on it. Employment is not simply someone showing up at work and working in the typical dehumanizing manner of our time. It is not our typical mindless using up of the resources of Mother Earth. That can hardly be called employment.
If we are concerned about employment we must switch from the economy of more more more to the economy of use. We keep what we use and find creative ways to give away what we don't use. This lowers the cost of acquiring resources worldwide, making it possible for people everywhere to employ themselves and resources thus unfrozen to create meaningful work. Employment, in the true sense of the word, is made possible.
Posted by Abhay Burjor Ghiara at 4/16/2015