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Generation lost? World Economic Forum warns of dangers in growing inequality

From Global Risks 2014, Ninth Edition:

“The generation coming of age in the 2010s faces high unemployment and precarious job situations, hampering their efforts to build a future and raising the risk of social unrest. In advanced economies, the large number of graduates from expensive and outmoded educational systems – graduating with high debts and mismatched skills  – points to a need to adapt and integrate professional and academic education. In developing countries, an estimated two-thirds of the youth are not fulfilling their economic potential. The generation of digital natives is full of ambition to improve the world but feels disconnected from traditional politics; their ambition needs to be harnessed if systemic risks are to be addressed.”

You can hear more by listening to this clip of Michael Hlinka in conversation with Matt Galloway on the CBC’s Metro Morning, January 17, 2014.

The Personal Due Diligence Project rests its case.