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Opinion

  1. Opinion 3 July 2012

    Short Termism vs. sustainable development

    Jim Baker

    Sustainable development is a sensible framework for looking at the system. It represents a fundamental shift in analysis from the “Washington Consensus”. The idea of examining economic, social, and environmental issues together as three, interdependent pillars of development was a sharp break with the idea that the market was king...

    Short Termism vs. sustainable development
  2. Opinion 6 June 2012

    Turning the crisis around: Hope for change from global trade unionism

    Jim Baker

    One of the earliest priorities of the trade union movement, dating back to the 19th century in many countries, was free public education. This demand was made in order to provide opportunities for the children of workers. It was part of a fight for equality, a fight that is not...

    Turning the crisis around: Hope for change from global trade unionism
  3. Opinion 26 May 2012

    The youth unemployment crisis: is there a skills mismatch?

    David Robinson

    Following the financial crisis of 2008, the global youth unemployment rate saw its largest annual increase on record. According to the ILO, the jobless rate amongst 15- to 24-year olds rose from 11.8 to 12.7 per cent between 2008 and 2009. This reversed the pre-crisis trend of declining youth unemployment...

    The youth unemployment crisis: is there a skills mismatch?
  4. Union renewal and development

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