David Blanchflower

David Blanchflower

Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?

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Tue 11 June 2019

David Blanchflower

Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?

David Blanchflower
Tue 11 June 2019,

Don’t trust low unemployment numbers as proof that the labour market is doing fine – it isn’t. David Blanchflower talks about those who can’t find full-time work at a decent wage – the underemployed – and how their plight is contributing to widespread despair, a worsening drug epidemic, and the unchecked rise of right-wing populism.

Drawing on his acclaimed work in the economics of labour and well-being he explains why today’s post-recession economy is vastly different from what came before. He calls out our leaders and policymakers for failing to see the Great Recession coming, and for their continued failure to address one of the most unacknowledged social catastrophes of our time.

In conversation with Harry Pitts.

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