"Creating" Jobs

From E.F. Schumacher's Small is Beautiful, p. 53

The Buddhist point of view takes the function of work to be at least threefold: to give a person a chance to utilize and develop his or her faculties; to enable him or her to overcome ego-centredness by joining with other people in a common task; and to bring forth the goods and services needed for a becoming existence. Again, the consequences that flow from this view are endless. To organise work in such a manner that it becomes meaningless, boring, stultifying, or nerve-racking for the worker would be little short of criminal; it would indicate a greater concern with goods than with people, an evil lack of compassion and a soul-destroying degree of attachment to the most primitive side of this worldly existence. Equally, to strive for leisure as an alternative to work would be considered a complete misunderstanding of one of the basic truths of human existence, namely that work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the bliss of leisure.

Wild's view: How can it be that in a country where a large percentage of the population are religious, we tolerate activities that "create jobs" that the author likens to committing a crime?

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