Steve hits it out of the park with the very first sentence.
Rich men love high unemployment for a variety of reasons - this is only one of them.
I've come to believe that the moneyed elite always and everywhere seeks to reduce the rest of the population to the subsistence level - whether by serfdom, slavery, share cropping, the company sto'e, or simple elimination of economic opportunity, as we are experiencing now. And they want every god-damned penny you have, too - hence the attacks on and lies about social security - an issue I've blogged about recently.
The company Sto'e: