Tag: Unemployment

Cycling Across Britain in Search of Answers to Brexit

Cycling Across Britain in Search of Answers to Brexit

J.D. Taylor cycles across post-Brexit Britain to find out why people voted to leave the European Union. Back in June, the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote leveled whole swathes of the political landscape, toppling party leaders and shaking the country’s political and economic foundations. Yet...

Globalization: Made in the USA

Globalization: Made in the USA

America has lost sight of the benefits that have accrued to the country and the whole world as a result of globalization. Globalization has become bad word of late. It has been the punch line for the Leave supporters of Brexit, a campaign platform—if indeed he has such a thing—for US...

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Will New Technology Mean Fewer Jobs?

Will New Technology Mean Fewer Jobs?

The information revolution requires a new social contract between the state, firms and workers. In his final State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama spoke of an America being buffeted by rapid technological change. His message was clear: The world is changing fast and the US...

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Why Can’t College Graduates Find Jobs?

Why Can’t College Graduates Find Jobs?

Experts from Google, EY and other organizations explore the disconnect between academia and employers. Every year, approximately 5,300 colleges and universities in the United States busily churn out thousands of graduates. And American higher education remains a sought-after commodity worldwide,...

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When It’s Time to Quit Your Job

When It’s Time to Quit Your Job

Pundits believe a rising “quit rate” will herald a more robust job market; but leaving voluntarily is about more than economics. Among several closely watched bellwethers of the incipient economic recovery, one indicator in recent months has quickened the pulse of pundits. The “quit...

Youth in Africa: Pursuing Talents Informed by Market Dynamics

Youth in Africa: Pursuing Talents Informed by Market Dynamics

It is time for graduates and the youth to take the lead in ensuring they have the skills needed for today’s economy. In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, it takes a family fortune to send a child to school. So many parents cut firewood, sell drinking water and perform other labor-intensive...

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The EU Youth Guarantee: A “Lost Generation”?

The EU Youth Guarantee: A “Lost Generation”?

Is the Youth Guarantee enough to get unemployed Europeans out of poverty? Leaders in Europe and around the world are hoping the worst of the economic and financial crisis is over and that 2014 will be a year of recovery. However, when it comes to youth unemployment in the European Union (EU),...

Tunisia: Between Democracy and Chaos

Tunisia: Between Democracy and Chaos

Tunisia’s roadmap out of the crisis carries significant risks. More than two years after President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali's ouster, political and social events, including prolonged anti-government protests, have led to a national dialogue among key stakeholders to resolve...

Defining a Nation State in the 21st Century

Defining a Nation State in the 21st Century

Dreams of liberty and opportunity are sometimes long deferred, but they cannot be forever denied. With the growing onslaught of ethnic and minority conflicts in much of the emerging world, it often appears that we are on the edge of shaking out the structure of the Westphalian state system...

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