World Youth Unemployment Skyrockets: More Capitalist Irrationality

In hunting-gathering societies, horticulture societies, herding societies, agricultural states and maritime societies there was no such thing as unemployment. Only under capitalism do we have a system in which many needs go unmet while, according to this article, millions of youth are unemployed.One half the world is under 30, yet the unemployment rate of people under 30 is at least three times that of unemployed adults.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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