This book argues the case for socialism
This book argues the case for socialism. Why are you and other readers interested in such a book? Why are growing numbers of people considering becoming socialists? It is clearly not because socialism is widely publicized. None of the major political parties are socialist, socialism does not feature on the national curriculum in schools, and the TV is not packed with programs arguing in favor of it. On the contrary, if you were to judge purely by the media, parliament, or the education system, you would decide that socialism is a spent force. And yet, it clearly isn’t.
JANUARY 2009 saw the worst ever increase in unemployment. Workers are thrown on the dole, while the government bails out the bankers with taxpayers’ money! Emergency action is needed to tackle the jobs crisis. Those signing on to the live register rose by 36,500 to a total of 327,900. Brian Cowen has admitted that unemployment could reach 400,000 by the end of the year, but if it continues at that rate it could pass the half a million mark by the end of 2009. This means poverty conditions being faced by tens of thousands of workers – many of whom still have huge mortgage and loan repayments.
In the United States, the Social Security Act of 1935 and the Employment Act of 1946 represented moves in this direction; in Great Britain, labor exchanges were set up and a contributory unemployment insurance system established.
Youth unemployment in the United Kingdom is the level of unemployment among young people, typically defined as those aged 18–25. A related concept is graduate unemployment which is the level of unemployment among university graduates. Statistics for June 2010 show that there are 926,000 young people under the age of 25 who are unemployed which equates to an unemployment rate of 1. % among young people. This is the highest youth unemployment rate in 17 years.
The alternative to austerity and war is the development of an independent political movement of the working class that fights for . The Socialist Equality Party and the World Socialist Web Site (ww. sws
The alternative to austerity and war is the development of an independent political movement of the working class that fights for a workers’ government based on socialist policies. This requires a complete political break by workers and youth with the Labour Party, the trade unions and all the organisations of the official political establishment. sws. org) urge workers and young people to attend our public meeting in Lower Hutt, and to participate in a discussion on the critical historical and political issues confronting workers in New Zealand and around the world.
Unemployment in the United Kingdom. Unemployment in the United Kingdom is measured by the Office for National Statistics and in the three months to May 2017 the headline unemployment rate stood at . %, or . 9 million people. This is a reduction in unemployed people of 152,000 from a year earlier, and is the lowest jobless rate since 1975
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The causes of unemployment incidence in interwar Britain have been the subject . Alternative views of why unemployment persisted in the 1920s and 1930s are addressed by examining the wage equation.
The causes of unemployment incidence in interwar Britain have been the subject of much debate since Benjamin and Kochin claimed that it was due largely to generous unemployment benefits. We use the records for 30,000 workers from the New Survey of London Life and Labour (1929-31) to estimate the determinants of unemployment incidence. This paper surveys recent literature on unemployment and the experience of unemployment in interwar Britain.
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ALTHOUGH Britain and America can feel smug about their unemployment rates of . % and . %, other countries . %, other countries are still fire-fighting. The Spanish and Italian governments are grappling with rates of 2. % and 1. % respectively, and in June the euro-zone average was 1. %. The authors then compare effects on different groups and find that women and the long-term unemployed are most responsive to the investment programmes, but that young people are slightly less responsive than average. This is slightly worrying for governments in Italy and Spain, where more than two of every five people aged under 25 are unemployed.