Surviving the post-employment economy

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:13:14 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors,
that have lost value.
<http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/11/surviving-post-employment-economy-201311373243740811.html>

"Unemployed college graduates are told that their predicament is their own
fault. They should have chosen a more 'practical' major, like science or
engineering, and stayed away from the fickle and loathsome humanities. The
reality is that, in the 'jobless recovery', nearly every sector of the economy
has been decimated. Companies have turned permanent jobs into contingency
labour, and entry-level positions into unpaid internships."

Telling people to "go get a job" is both stupid and rude.

Via Muse.

Cheers,
    *** Xanni ***

--
Andrew Pam <andrew@sericyb.com.au>
Manager, Serious Cybernetics http://sericyb.com.au/

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