What everyone in the world wants is a good job.
That is the premise of Gallup Chairman, Jim Clfton’s book The Coming Jobs War.
Clifton defines a good jobs as a “formal job” with a “paycheck from an employer and steady work that averages 30-plus hours per week.”
The job war is an International/global war where the will of the world is pitted against governments and corporations that refuse to create employment opportunities because of their desire to adhere to the principle of the bottom-line.
The primary will of the world is no longer about peace or freedom or even democracy; it is not about having a family, and it is neither about God nor about owning a home or land. The will of the world is first and foremost to have a good job. Everything else comes after that.
According to data amassed by Gallup, of the world’s 5 billion people of working age (above 15), 3 billion said they worked or wanted work, but only 1.2 billion had full time or “formal” jobs.
Clifton says that neither political nor military forces will be the global leaders of the future that is upon us, but economic forces:
[…] the world will be led with economic force — a force that is primarily driven by job creation and quality G.D.P. growth.
It’s easy to guess who the projected leader would be winning this jobs war: China, of course.
Simply because China has invested massive amounts of money on developing its infrastructure, like roads, education, bridges and a humongous mass transit system.
the world will be led with economic force — a force that is primarily driven by job creation and quality G.D.P. growth
(Source: The New York Times)
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