ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Whatever the Result

 a redistribution would be fatal to their class interests. On the other hand, in the absence of any such structural overhaul, the prospects are of very little growth and very little additional employment. Not surprisingly, in the employment exchanges, the number of young men and women who register for jobs has jumped by a hundred per cent or more in the course of a bare five years. The youth could not be provided with jobs, but they could be corrupted. The easy money that politicians collect by fleecing the electorate; through manipulation of prices is deployed to bribe the unemployed youth. It is the class interests of the ruling politicians which prevent economic growth from taking place in the country and which arc thus responsible for choking additional employment opportunities, but the young ones are not supposed to know that What they see on the surface is that the ruling politicians and their party, flush with resources, are willing to subsidise their fun and games, they are willing to subsidise their clubs, willing to provide them with pocket money for going to the movies, willing to contribute generously to the community worships and gala social nights. These then be come a surrogate to the young people for the meaningful deployment of their time, and allows them to make some money too on the sideline: money for cigarettes, money for hooch.

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