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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Avoiding The Quick Fix Approach To Solving Youth Unemployment

Avoiding The Quick Fix Approach To Solving Youth Unemployment | real utopias | Scoop.it
Governments are falling short of solving youth unemployment by devising policies not grounded by evidence.
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Why the Real Unemployment is Double the 'Official' Unemployment Rate - CounterPunch

Why the Real Unemployment is Double the 'Official' Unemployment Rate - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
Why the Real Unemployment Rate is Double the ‘Official’ Unemployment Rate
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Long-term unemployment almost double pre-financial crisis level – OECD - The Guardian

Long-term unemployment almost double pre-financial crisis level – OECD - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Respected forum says there are 45m unemployed across major economies and warns that cyclical rise has become structural
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The right's jobs debacle: Here's how to bring unemployment down to zero - Salon

The right's jobs debacle: Here's how to bring unemployment down to zero - Salon | real utopias | Scoop.it

As America celebrates yet another Labor Day, it’s hard not to dwell on the fact that many in the country are still looking for work. According to April figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 9.8 million people actively looking were unable to find employment. Creating jobs for them might be the easiest possible way to help the millions of impoverished job seekers out of poverty.

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Will A Robot Revolution Lead To Mass Unemployment? - PC Magazine

Will A Robot Revolution Lead To Mass Unemployment? - PC Magazine | real utopias | Scoop.it


Will A Robot Revolution Lead To Mass Unemployment?

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Will We Ever Be Able to Enjoy a Shorter Work Week? - Pacific Standard

Will We Ever Be Able to Enjoy a Shorter Work Week? - Pacific Standard | real utopias | Scoop.it

For most individuals in the knowledge economy, limits on daily work hours are irrelevant to economic and mental health. France thinks it may have finally found a solution, but its last efforts were unsuccessful.

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Super A-Mart and the struggle for workers' rights - The Guardian

Super A-Mart and the struggle for workers' rights - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it

A union's dispute with furniture retailer in Melbourne has serious implications for everyone in paid employment in Australia

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Among American workers, poll finds unprecedented anxiety about jobs, economy - Washington Post

Among American workers, poll finds unprecedented anxiety about jobs, economy - Washington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it

CHESTER, Pa. — The alarm rang on John Stewart’s phone at 1:10 a.m. Up at 1:30, he caught one bus north into Philadelphia a little after 2 and another bus, south toward the airport, half an hour after that. He made it into work around 3:25 for a shift that started at 4, for a job that pays $5.25 an hour, which he cannot afford to lose.

 
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30 Statistics About Americans Under The Age Of 30 That Will Blow Your Mind

30 Statistics About Americans Under The Age Of 30 That Will Blow Your Mind | real utopias | Scoop.it

Why are young people in America so frustrated these days?  You are about to find out.  Most young adults started out having faith in the system.  They worked hard, they got good grades, they stayed out of trouble and many of them went on to college.  But when their educations where over, they discovered that the good jobs that they had been promised were not waiting for them at the end of the rainbow.  Even in the midst of this so-called "economic recovery", the full-time employment rate for Americans under the age of 30 continues to fall.  And incomes for that age group continue to fall as well.  At the same time, young adults are dealing with record levels of student loan debt.  As a result, more young Americans than ever are putting off getting married and having families, and more of them than ever are moving back in with their parents.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation