The Great Debate UK

The cost of youth unemployment

September 28, 2009

Tony McAleavy-Tony McAleavy is the Director of Education at CfBT Education Trust. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from Commentaries:

Free-trade advocates need to get real

September 17, 2009

President Barack Obama's decision to impose safeguard tariffs on imported tyres from China has drawn predictable howls of outrage from economists, think tank staff and editorial writers -- none of whom has seen their job exported to China. It would be more constructive if they devoted the same effort to devising ways to compensate losers from globalisation in order to shore up waning public support for trade liberalisation.
Between 2000 and 2008, almost 4 million jobs were lost in U.S. manufacturing (22 percent of the total), many as the result of offshoring and increasing competition from lower-cost manufacturers in China and elsewhere in Asia.

Predicting the economic effects of swine flu

July 17, 2009

dm1- Marie Diron is senior economist at Oxford Economics. The opinions expressed are her own -

Skills shortage could hamper economic recovery

June 17, 2009

andy-powell- Andy Powell is the CEO of Edge, an independent education foundation dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning. Edge is leading the education and business communities in the second annual celebration of vocational qualifications, VQ Day (Vocational Qualifications Day), on 24 June 2009. The opinions expressed are his own. -

What managers can do to maintain morale in a jobs crisis

March 18, 2009

* Ian Kessler is a reader in employment relations at Said Business School at the University of Oxford. The views expressed are his own *

from The Great Debate:

An equal opportunity recession?

March 16, 2009

Jim CarrJames H. Carr is chief operating officer for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a Washington-based association that promote access to basic banking services for America’s working families. He is a member of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development’s “Experts of Color Clearinghouse”. The views expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Rising unemployment gravest threat to U.S. and UK

February 10, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Rising unemployment is the now the largest single threat to attempts to stabilize the banking system through recapitalization and assets swaps designed to remove toxic assets from bank balance sheets.

Tough year ahead for UK plc – but longer term future sound

November 28, 2008

Peter Hemington is a Corporate Finance Partner at BDO Stoy Hayward. The views expressed are his own.