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The employers who would have profited by the employment of the now disemployed are worse off.
Further, there has been a reduction of total employment by E - [E.sub.D], and this disemployed labor is worse off by the area labeled "Loss from eliminated jobs." The area in this rectangle below the supply curve is the value of leisure to disemployed workers.
on average the value of leisure for disemployed workers is zero.
We assign a value of zero to leisure time gained by the disemployed because current antipoverty policy is oriented toward getting people into, not out of, the workplace.
This increase in earnings is more than offset by the losses of the disemployed, which amounts to over $304 thousand, and the losses of the employer, who experiences increased costs of $1.51 5 million.
Alternatively, some workers who become disemployed because of minimum wage increases may become eligible for government transfers, which could mitigate the negative effects of minimum wages on the total income of some families; wage increases could also lower transfers to some families.
Not only is some physical capital disemployed, and likely to be imperfectly maintained, but more important, is the effect on human capital, broadly defined: part of the value of a firm as a going concern consists of the network of working practices internal to the firm, and working relations with suppliers and customers.
For seven days people were severed, displaced, disemployed, surplused, destaffed, involuntarily separated and downsized on the front page of the New York Times.
It is the private, profit-oriented allocation of resources, capital and labor in the production process, based on supposedly efficient market signals, that in theory enables capitalist economies to grow large while socialist economies stagnate.(8) To the extent that people are disemployed by labor-saving capital, supposedly they will either find other, sometimes better, jobs in the expanded economy, or they will get unemployment insurance benefits or welfare.
When a worker is injured, the employer must maintain contact with the employee throughout the recovery period so that he or she does not become "psychologically disemployed." The phenomenon of psychological disemployment occurs when employees have been away from the work environment for an extended period.
The main effect of labor market programs, according to this counter argument, is to increase wages because disemployed workers are presented with an attractive alternative to open unemployment.
It was discredited by the coup, unfairly I think, and the result is even greater polarization between self-professed radical democrats and militant reactionaries, who have found new adherents among disemployed Communist officials and disadvantaged workers.