Will the taking of jobs always be balanced??? I mean if their are more athletes than construction workers or more IT technicians than electricians. How are we sure that the job world will in fact, be balanced. Explain? Is it bad if their are more computer programmers than clerks. I understand I mention kind of different jobs. I really would like to know because each job depends on another job. Thanks. ALSO: I can see that I am wording this in a "stupid-sounding" way and I seem to have bad examples but I THINK I got my point across.
Why would it make sense for the number of different jobs to be balanced? For example, there are more clerks in stores than, lets say, people that make space shuttles. If the space shuttle market was as big as the grocery market, this might be different, but I hope I'm getting my point across.
Also, it would make sense that the space shuttle builders will make more money (although not always the case). Astronauts are willing to pay a lot of money to ensure that they come back to Earth alive. All clerks have to do is scan bar codes and press a few buttons every now and then. The amount of skill required often will influence the salary.
Also, in your point that jobs depend on one another, more people are usually needed as a product is produced. Take the grocery example. 1 farmer grows food. Multiple shipping truck drivers will then drive the groceries to the stores. Then for each truck that arrives at the store, there are multiple clerks that sell the food. And then on top of that, a lot more customers will purchase the food and eat it. And remember, that happens in different stores too, not just 1, so you can see how much influence that 1 person has on the store's ability to sell food.
That is why competition is a good thing. If the farmer died, then the stores wouldn't have any food. It's always good to have other people/products to rely on if one were to disappear. Plus, it keeps the prices low because customers will usually buy the lower priced product. If there are 100 farms for every store, then the farms would have wasted food left over, and make a smaller profit.
I'm sure I could go on with 100's of other examples, but this is just what came to the top of my head. Just take some time and think about it logically. You might not be exactly right. For example, maybe a farm has multiple farmers but a single truck driver. But you can probably think of general concepts that apply to different situations.
answered Jan 05 '12 at 01:32