cvs: In Australia, not only is productivity getting lower, jobs are being lost, the economy is slowing and the work ethic is out of fashion; but also, both child obesity AND the adult mortality rate is up.
bvs: What if national service was introduced into Australia for both men and women?
What if it was not compulsory but opt-in/opt-out? What would be the balance of consequences? What would be the value for Australia? The cost?
It is interesting to do a GBB and explore the possible consequences.
There is convincing evidence that the worker ethic would be revived, thinking and leadership skills would expand along with productivity growth. Also, health would improve and the mortality rate would be lowered.
These findings represent potential benefits that are worth hundreds of billions of dollars and go direct to Australia’s bottom line.
The government has already done the research and is aware of this potential bvs but may simply be too politically timid to do anything about it.