An Opportunity to Organize

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to say on Thursday that the world faces youth unemployment of “epidemic proportions” and that represents an “international timebomb for both developed and developing worlds.” There are approximately 81 million people under the age of 25 currently out of work, according to the Guardian. But that figure seems remarkably low to me (I wonder who they are not counting), and massive global unemployment never seemed to affect leaders much in the past. Nevertheless, I’m sure some of those guys get concerned from time to time about what all those people are doing with so much time on their hands. Seems like a perfect organizing opportunity to me. Maybe that’s the problem?

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