The Obama 20/20 plan for education: ‘chump change’ you can’t believe in”

This is the first part of a two part series on ‘Obama’s 20/20 plan’ for higher education.  In this first part we will critically examine the initial ‘leg’ of the two part plan.  In the second part, we will examine the second ‘leg’ of the ‘trousered’, Obama plan.  In the second part, we will also […]

Global youth unemployment: The lost generation and surplus labor

(http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/05/global-youth-unemployment) May 1st 2013, 19:35 by Economist.com NEARLY a quarter of the world’s young people are economically inactive - not in employment, education or training. Failing to employ the young today damages growth now and in the future….. But the Economist misses the fact that rising surplus labor, those that do not work, is connected […]

Pity the Poor Luddite: The end of work under capitalism and the rise of the surplus labor army

“Pity the poor Luddites! No movement in history has done more underserved service as an ideological whipping boy.  For nearly two centuries, this small contingent of the doomed and desperate men who struggled across the pages of English history in a few brief outbursts between 1811 and 1816 has been a favorite target for the […]