Waste of human resources

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Unproductive use of human resources
Wastage of human capital
Under-investment in immaterial resources
Erosion of human capital
Loss of human resources

Human resources are wasted under the capitalist system because of its basic motivation for profit rather than social welfare. The major profits of production return to the non-productive section of society - the artificially created property-owner class, the bourgeoisie. The proletariat, unable to acquire property, are denied self-development and therefore remain dependent wage-earners. With developments in science and technology, machines begin to take over the role of human labour, which is found to be too expensive in the quest for ever higher profits.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST