In the News (from the International Labour Organization (ILO)): “The International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned of a ‘scarred’ generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world.
“The ‘Global Employment Trends for Youth: 2011 Update‘ says the ‘bad luck of the generation entering the labour market in the years of the Great Recession brings not only current discomfort from unemployment, under-employment and the stress of social hazards associated with joblessness and prolonged inactivity, but also possible longer term consequences in terms of lower future wages and distrust of the political and economic system.’
“Between 2008 and 2009, the number of unemployed youth increased by an unprecedented 4.5 million worldwide. This remarkable increase is better visualized when compared to the average increase of the pre-crisis period (1997-2007) of less than 100,000 persons per year.
“The report notes that this collective frustration among youth has been a contributing factor to protest movements around the world this year, as it becomes increasingly difficult for young people to find anything other than part-time and temporary work.”
My Comment: Why wouldn’t ILO initiate a new attitude to work, introduce universal training in the new social conditions of all workers in terms of their working hours, and thus create additional workplaces? Everyone who works half of his time would be busy studying the global integral interdependence of humanity and the new methods of human interaction.
This will create completely different conditions in the world. The vacant working time will allow hiring unemployed people and thereby solve both problems: unemployment and correct human behavior in a new integrally connected world.