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Disposable Workers: Why Throwaway Employees are Bad Policy

Disposable Workers: Why Throwaway Employees are Bad Policy | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
The media increasingly appears to define the state of the economy based on corporate bottom lines and the experience of the upper echelon, reflected in the way it glosses over the anxiety and distress outside the top 1% of the population.

 

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The Return of Full Employment Policy | Kalevi Sorsa -säätiö

The Return of Full Employment Policy | Kalevi Sorsa -säätiö | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it

Free Conference in Helsinki December 3 2012: Top Post-Keynesian economists James K. Galbraith and L. Randall Wray, argue that achieving full employment through demand management is still perfectly possible. They suggest that, in order to achieve full employment and carry out democratic economic policies, governments have to break out from the pressures of the private bond markets. 

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Climate change evident across Europe, confirming urgent need for adaptation — European Environment Agency (EEA)

Climate change evident across Europe, confirming urgent need for adaptation — European Environment Agency (EEA) | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
Climate change is affecting all regions in Europe, causing a wide range of impacts on society and the environment.
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Lake Aibi shrinks as desertification rises

Lake Aibi shrinks as desertification rises | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it

Beijing  Nov 5, 2012 - China faces a losing battle to restore Lake Aibi's ecosystem due to worsening desertification in the region of the salt lake, officials say.


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Letter to the Editor: The campaign speech that I would like to hear ...

Letter to the Editor: The campaign speech that I would like to hear ... | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
For unemployment, the government will be employer of last resort. No more gaming the system. These are just some examples, or possibilities, of where we can cut. I do not guarantee that you will be better off four years from ...
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The depressing truth about Europe's youth unemployment nightmare

The depressing truth about Europe's youth unemployment nightmare | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
The latest data reveals an EU-wide youth unemployment rate of 22.8% — spiking as high as 55% in some countries — as those under 25 continue to lose their jobs to the eurozone debt crisis. Here the stats on each country.
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Why Energy May Be Abundant But Not Cheap | Peak Oil News and ...

Why Energy May Be Abundant But Not Cheap | Peak Oil News and ... | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
Peak Oil News and Message Boards is a community and collaboration portal about energy-related topics.
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EU must provide funds to tackle unemployment clusters & support ...

EU must provide funds to tackle unemployment clusters & support ... | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
At a meeting with the EU Committee on Industry, Trade, Research and Energy in Dublin today, Deputy Michael Conaghan raised the twin issues of unemployment 'clusters' and youth unemployment. "Europe faces an ...
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Sambo says youth unemployment is ... - Channels Television

Sambo says youth unemployment is ... - Channels Television | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
Vice President Namadi Sambo on Tuesday said that the current global phenomenon of youth unemployment is unacceptable to the Goodluck ...
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The Peak Oil Crisis: The Superstorm | Energy Bulletin

The Peak Oil Crisis: The Superstorm | Energy Bulletin | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
The Peak Oil Crisis: The Superstorm. by Tom Whipple. Somewhere in the midst of watching the Weather Channel's reporting on the approach of Superstorm Sandy, I was struck by the lack of meteorologists saying anything ...
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:: Wildlife Trust Of India :: CBD-CoP 11: Securing wildlife corridors as an avenue to halt the loss of biodiversity

:: Wildlife Trust Of India :: CBD-CoP 11: Securing wildlife corridors as an avenue to halt the loss of biodiversity | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
The Project Elephant in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare – Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) today organised an event to showcase the significance of wildlife corridors to halt biodiversity loss.
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Improving women's access to water: why business must take a role

Improving women's access to water: why business must take a role | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
Water scarcity in developing countries adversely affects female health and education, problems big business should help solve, says Leon Kaye (RT @BluePlanetNet: "#Water scarcity in developing countries adversely affects female health & education"...
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Agriculture's potential for solving YOUTH unemployment | The ...

Agriculture's potential for solving YOUTH unemployment | The ... | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
Youth unemployment is one of the most serious problems affecting developing countries. A lack of basic education ranks high among the reasons for this problem. However, youth unemployment is compounded by the fact ...
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Obama Retrades Broken First Term Campaign Minimum Wage Promise in State of the Union Address

Obama Retrades Broken First Term Campaign Minimum Wage Promise in State of the Union Address | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
It takes a lot of chutzpah for Obama to recycle a watered-down version of a 2008 campaign commitment and present it as his brightest, shiniest promise in the State of the Union address laying out his second term priorities.

 

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Macroeconomic constraints render individual action powerless | Bill Mitchell – billy blog

Macroeconomic constraints render individual action powerless | Bill Mitchell – billy blog | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it

So Keynes said that if the real wage falls and workers still supply more labour to the increased quantity of jobs offered by the firms then those workers were unemployed against their will – that is, involuntarily unemployed.

The essential point that Keynes was aiming to instill into the debate was that mass unemployment of the type he saw in the 1930s was a demand rather than supply phenomenon. That is, it is total spending in the economy that impels firms to employ workers and produce goods and services. A firm will not employ if they cannot sell the goods and services that would be produced.

Building on that concept, Keynes introduced the idea of the unemployment equilibrium – that is, a state where the monetary economy could continue to operate at high levels of unemployment and firms realising their expected sales volumes. He argued that if the economy reaches this type of impasse, the only way out is to reduce unemployment by an injection of government spending, which stimulates demand and provokes firms to increase output and offer more jobs.

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Spanish banks' bad debts hit high

Spanish banks' bad debts hit high | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it

Problem loans at Spain's banks hit a new all-time high, as the collapse of the country's property bubble continues to hurt the economy.  (See that Spanish government invites foreign investors read carpetbaggers instead of prtotecting their own citizens ansd assets! curator)


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22 dead in Indian floods, 60,000 displaced: official

22 dead in Indian floods, 60,000 displaced: official | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it

Hyderabad, India  Nov 5, 2012 - Torrential rains in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have killed at least 22 people and displaced tens of thousands of villagers over the past week, an official said Monday.


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Under “Stimulus Now, Austerity Later” Plans, We'd Already Be in ...

Under “Stimulus Now, Austerity Later” Plans, We'd Already Be in ... | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
What this means is that in such times that the money game of bankster thieves becomes the problem it always is (see ifamericansknew.org) then the case SHOULD be that govt become the employer of last resort to ...
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Spanish youth succumb to despair in economic downturn - Catholic Online

Spanish youth succumb to despair in economic downturn - Catholic Online | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
Spanish youth succumb to despair in economic downturnCatholic OnlineAs Spain's economic downturn drags on into its fifth year, with as many as one in four people being unemployed, this nation's young people are bearing a more than fair share of the...
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Water of life - CEO Forum Group

Water of life - CEO Forum Group | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it

Water of lifeCEO Forum GroupWhile there are risks, water scarcity also presents opportunities for business through investment in innovative and sustainable solutions"( and jobs to be created even where money cannot be made!, Curator)

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20:42 Labour minister says youth unemployment rate is alarming - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia

20:42 Labour minister says youth unemployment rate is alarming - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
20:42 Labour minister says youth unemployment rate is alarmingAgenzia Giornalistica Italia(AGI) Florence, Oct.
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Italy's youth unemployment rate soars to 35.1% - ANSAmed

Italy's youth unemployment rate soars to 35.1% - ANSAmed | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
Italy's youth unemployment rate soars to 35.1%ANSAmedThe youth unemployment rate soared in September, when 35.1% of 15-to-24-year-olds were jobless, Istat said.
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Climate change predictions foresaw Hurricane Sandy scenario for New York City - Washington Post (blog)

Climate change predictions foresaw Hurricane Sandy scenario for New York City - Washington Post (blog) | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
Climate change predictions foresaw Hurricane Sandy scenario for New York CityWashington Post (blog)In the aftermath of Hurricane/Nor'easter Sandy and the devastation it has caused in the New York City and coastal New Jersey areas, let's revisit a ...
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Food scarcity: the timebomb setting nation against nation

Food scarcity: the timebomb setting nation against nation | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
As the UN and Oxfam warn of the dangers ahead, expert analyst Lester Brown says time to solve the problem is running out (RT @PopulationParty: Food scarcity: 'We have ignored the earth's environmental stop signs' http://t.co/pVRFZ20Y...
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Did climate change play a role in Sandy’s strength? | Latest National Headlines |...

Did climate change play a role in Sandy’s strength? | Latest National Headlines |... | Green Job Guarantee | Scoop.it
There’s no clear answer to the raging scientific debate over whether climate change, including record low levels of sea ice in the Arctic this summer, influenced Hurricane Sandy’s path and intensity.
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