Comments on: The unemployed generation http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/09/11/the-unemployed-generation/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ThatWhichIs http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/09/11/the-unemployed-generation/#comment-1331 Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:54:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=490#comment-1331 One important aspect that was missed here is the consumerism that is prevalent in the youngsters too. Youngsters spend money on gadgets and waste their time using them (like chatting on Facebook on an iphone).

Anyway, let me ask this question. Why are “over 53 percent” of Spanish young people not competing for outsourced services with India / China / Brazil that will allow each youngster to earn a cool $36k a year at the least?

Are they lazy to learn English? Is not having a job better than $36k a year?

It is not the government, it is not China, it is not the rich. It is the people themselves. They need to stop focussing on consumption. Stop buying iphones and gadgets and vacations and all the hi-fi stuff. That only makes the rich who own those companies richer. Focus on what you can produce even if it is valued with a low salary is better than producing nothing.

And there is nothing wrong in moving in with parents. it teaches to self control the unbridled ego that has become the hallmark of the youngsters of this age.

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By: greyblog http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/09/11/the-unemployed-generation/#comment-1329 Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:56:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=490#comment-1329 I am for reviving the concept of quality in manufacturing that was once, (not that long ago), the pride of America, Germany, England and others. We have lost the concept all together. Today, a ‘product’ is stamped into existence by computer controlled robots or assembled by under-paid, over-worked and under-educated slaves. Look on the shelves of any shop in your area. You will be hard-pressed to find a single item which wasn’t ‘made’ in China, Taiwan, Mexico, India, etc. The light switch you flipped on earlier, the shoes you are wearing right now and the alarm that woke you this morning were all likely ‘produced’ by a 14 year old child who is living in a desperate and hopeless ‘work or starve’ existence.
Cheaper rarely means better. As for the stuff we buy from China and certain other oppressive countries, cheaper always equates to poverty and oppression, wasted lives and abused, exploited, denigrated and hopeless children.

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By: Lord_Foxdrake http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/09/11/the-unemployed-generation/#comment-1327 Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:43:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=490#comment-1327 Ya, the multiple posting wasn’t / isn’t our fault.

Like Capitalism… the system is BADLY broken.

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By: katienichols http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/09/11/the-unemployed-generation/#comment-1325 Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:28:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=490#comment-1325 The author forgot to mention that more than 50% of college graduates are unemployed in the United States. Me, Im looking into what else to do. I am no longer gonna sit around applying for jobs 24/7. I am not going back to school. It’s all the same of the same, get a huge loan, and leave without employable skills. So Im learning things on my own, and yes, I am home with my parents even when it’s not easy. This is survival and Im not letting anything make me die of hunger, if I didnt have my parents for now. And I dont want to stop life. Who said I cant save up money? Who said one cannot marry poor? If we think this way, we’ll never have children, find a life companion, and console each other on life’s tough ways. Life is for fighting, it is a struggle, and there is a beauty in all things. I am sick of feeling sorry for myself and my generation. It is pathetic although sometimes cant help it. I cry sometimes. I used to cry a lot. Anger, sadness, despair. I wanted to make my parents proud of our investment in my education, moral and financial support, etc. by getting the type of job it SHOULD lead to. But they had a harder life that I never experienced. And they succeeded, they stood up again when the economy rejected them, they fought and found different ways and gave our family stability from nothing. So life goes on. There is always tomorrow except for the time when you give up on everything that makes you happy. I feel like this is an opportunity for change to me. I have realized that maybe Id make more money, but it wasn’t what I really loved to do. So in the meantime Im at my parents’, I try getting to the things I love doing, if I cant have the job or will take longer, then they cant take away from me doing something I love and try to profit from it. The world is changing, there is no more industrial age, technology is in. Technology and environment. But who knows how it will go, with all the violence I feel like Im living in a sort of 1930s..headed into the 40s? Oh no. Anyway, we just got to hold tight, suck it up, and make lemonade with life’s lemons. It’s much easier, beneficial for us, and faster in getting to what we want, than complaining any longer.

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By: robb1 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/09/11/the-unemployed-generation/#comment-1321 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:44:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=490#comment-1321 In the electronic business and most others, for the last 30 years we exported technology & know-how in search for a cheaper manufacturing place outside the US & Europe.

In 30 years those “cheap” places not only learned the lesson on “how to” but perfected it, leaving us behind, and they are constantly eroding our know-how edge.

The mirage of the “service” sector being stronger than manufacturing and the computer technology increasing productivity, are killing the clerical jobs that most of the young educated crowd has been directed.

We need to create a fiscal environment that will support the re-birth of a healthy domestic manufacturing sector. Would be better than just another QE.

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By: Lord_Foxdrake http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/09/11/the-unemployed-generation/#comment-1320 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:43:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=490#comment-1320 wow sorry about that. i did think the comment went through, didn’t mean to post multiple times. i hate that. sorry.

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By: Lord_Foxdrake http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/09/11/the-unemployed-generation/#comment-1319 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:20:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=490#comment-1319 The destruction of the middle-class is all part of the plan.

ZEITGEIST

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By: jlj http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/09/11/the-unemployed-generation/#comment-1315 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:23:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=490#comment-1315 Zeitgeistmovie has made his remark at least five times too often; please take all but one off…?

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By: rmn http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/09/11/the-unemployed-generation/#comment-1314 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:18:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=490#comment-1314 The following article came to my attention when browsing the internet. ‘Youth unemployment in the Netherlands is the lowest in the whole of Europe. So what can we learn from the Dutch approach?’ By Jim Reed, Newsbeat reporter in Den Bosch, Netherlands. So what is different in the UK. There will be numerous reasons. Perhaps it could have something to do with ‘work ethics’ the attitude to working, serving someone else, learning a trade and be respected for it, having ambition, competing in the market place and striving to being the best in your chosen field/skill/profession! Work culture and attitude to becoming self reliant and self sufficient. The question ought to be asked ‘is the unemployed generation in the UK a social construct?

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By: Lord_Foxdrake http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/09/11/the-unemployed-generation/#comment-1310 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:46:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=490#comment-1310 The destruction of the American Middle-Class is all part of the plan to ensure the bondage of the people in perpetuity as wage slaves. These people will be more desperate for work than ever. It doesn’t have to stay this way. End market-capitalism, NOW!

Resist.

zeitgeistmovie.com

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