Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 | 2:03 a.m.
In reference to the Sunday column by Paul Krugman, “The GOP’s punishment cure,” neither Krugman, the Democrats nor the Republicans have any understanding about the unemployment problem which the U.S. and all of the nations of the world are facing.
Since Earth is finite, the resources which Earth can provide humanity are finite. Therefore, Earth cannot supply the resources to permit an ever-growing human population to have an ever-growing number of jobs.
The unemployment problem is not caused by the monetary or political philosophy of either party. It is caused by the fact that humanity is attempting to maintain continued economic and population growth on the finite Earth, which is impossible.
Our failure to understand the fact that Earth is finite will lead to wars and the deaths of billions.