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PEOPLE MISTAKENLY THINK of a job as an object in and of itself, when it is really a convergence of factors and circumstances. An employer needs a task performed. You present yourself as willing to work for the wage offered, qualified to perform the task, and available. If the employer finds you suitable, he hires you. You are employed. You do not have a job because a job, like so many of the logical fallacies embraced by collectivists, is an economic fiction which does not exist in the real world. It may be a convenient token for the circumstances and conditions of employment. But to think of the token as the whole thing is to miss the point of the metonymy. And then you end up with idiocies being blathered about such as “jobs being sent oveseas.” No such thing.

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