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Fast jeder dritte junge Italiener ohne Job und Ausbildung

Posted by hkarner - 12. August 2017

In den Niederlanden ist ihr Anteil am geringsten. Auch Österreich gehört zu den Ländern mit einer niedrigen Quote.

In der Europäischen Union gibt es die meisten Jugendlichen ohne Job und ohne Ausbildung im Alter von 20 bis 24 Jahren in Italien. Wie aus Daten des EU-Statistikamts Eurostat vom Freitag weiter hervorgeht, waren 2016 fast fünf Millionen Jugendliche in Europa – das entspricht in etwa der Bevölkerung Irlands – ohne Beschäftigung oder Ausbildung.

Dabei zeigt sich wie allgemein auch bei der Jugendarbeitslosenrate ein deutlicher Nord-Süd-Gegensatz:

Fast 90 Millionen junge Menschen zwischen 15 und 29 Jahren leben in der EU. Das entspricht 17 Prozent der gesamten Bevölkerung.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Draghi Says ECB Policy Has Helped Reduce Inequality

Posted by hkarner - 28. Juni 2017

Date: 27-06-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

ECB chief indicates it would be counterproductive to withdraw stimulus too soon
Mario Draghi speaks to university students in Lisbon on Monday.

Mario Draghi speaks to university students in Lisbon on Monday.

LISBON—European Central Bank President Mario Draghi defended the impact
of the bank’s stimulus policies on Europe’s youth Monday, arguing that keeping interest rates low had helped create jobs and reduce inequality.

The rare question-and-answer session with Mr. Draghi, at a university in Lisbon, comes at a sensitive time for the ECB, which is preparing to discuss how to start withdrawing policies such as negative interest rates and a €2.3 trillion ($2.6 trillion) bond-buying program.

Pressure is mounting in Northern Europe for a policy change from Frankfurt, but Southern European countries face a different economic reality, with youth unemployment rates reaching up to 45%. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Bullish again: Spain’s reforms point the way for southern Europe

Posted by hkarner - 17. Juni 2017

Date: 15-06-2017
Source: The Economist

Having tackled its problems earlier than Italy or Greece, Spain is now seeing results

ON A back road in the Llobregat valley west of Barcelona, amid a jumble of old wine-growing villages and modern factories, stands a research centre owned by Gestamp, a Spanish firm that in just two decades has become one of the world’s leading makers of car body-parts, doors and bonnets. With 100 plants in 21 countries and sales last year of €7.5bn ($8.4bn), Gestamp is a specialist in hot stamping. This process makes parts six times more resistant than if they are cold-stamped, allowing cars to be safer, lighter and less polluting. What was once mere metal-bashing has become a high-tech operation.

Gestamp invests 3.8% of its sales in research and development, and holds more than 900 patents. “We are working on cars that will only go into production in five or six years’ time,” says Juan José Matarranz, one of the 58 scientists and engineers at the research centre. Alongside, in a factory equipped with robots, laser-cutters and high-temperature forges, Gestamp churns out parts for shipment to Ford and Audi in the United States as well as for SEAT’s large plant down the road at Martorell. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The Eurozone’s Hidden Strength

Posted by hkarner - 3. Juni 2017

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The meaning of life in a world without work

Posted by hkarner - 11. Mai 2017

Date: 10-05-2017
Source: The Guardian

As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author
Yuval Noah Harari examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose

In the future, virtual worlds could take the place of religion and other socially-constructed systems of meaning as humans become less useful.

Yuval Noah Harari

Most jobs that exist today might disappear within decades. As artificial intelligence outperforms humans in more and more tasks, it will replace humans in more and more jobs. Many new professions are likely to appear: virtual-world designers, for example. But such professions will probably require more creativity and flexibility, and it is unclear whether 40-year-old unemployed taxi drivers or insurance agents will be able to reinvent themselves as virtual-world designers (try to imagine a virtual world created by an insurance agent!). And even if the ex-insurance agent somehow makes the transition into a virtual-world designer, the pace of progress is such that within another decade he might have to reinvent himself yet again.

The crucial problem isn’t creating new jobs.

The crucial problem is creating new jobs that humans perform better than algorithms. Consequently, by 2050 a new class of people might emerge – the useless class. People who are not just unemployed, but unemployable. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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A False Spring at the Spring Meetings?

Posted by hkarner - 3. Mai 2017

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The Risks to America’s Booming Economy

Posted by hkarner - 30. März 2017

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Men Without Work

Posted by hkarner - 29. März 2017

By John Mauldin

March 28, 2017

I have been promising a review of Nicholas Eberstadt’s very important book, Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis. The book is relatively short at 216 pages, but it is packed with meaty facts and insights. One of the reasons I seldom read an actual physical book anymore is because I can highlight text and make notes in my Kindle app on my iPad and then find those notes and highlighted sections on my Amazon page for later review. I actually highlighted 36 pages with 22,000 words from this book to go back and review. And while I will be using a lot of quotes in this letter, I hope this simply spurs you to order the book and read it for yourself. The “invisible crisis” that the author is writing about is at the very center of our economic and political turmoil.

At its heart, the book is about the fact that there are some 10 million American men of prime working age (25 to 54) who have simply dropped out of the workforce, and the great majority of them have not only dropped out of the workforce, they have also dropped out from any commitments or responsibilities to society. It is not just the labor force they are not participating in; they are not participating in the normal ebb and flow of community life.

This is not a recent phenomenon. I used the following graph last week, but it is important to illustrate the point. Male participation in the civilian labor force has been steadily dropping for 60 years, through boom and bust years, periods of inflation and deflation, Republican and Democratic administrations and congressional control; the trend seems to be relentless – except that it has been accelerating since 2009. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Banken als Spiegelbild Italiens: Außen prächtig, innen marode

Posted by hkarner - 9. Februar 2017

Die Geldhäuser Italiens leiden unter Bergen an faulen Krediten, die sich wegen der Wirtschaftsschwäche des Landes aufgetürmt haben.

palazzo-unicreditEs sind prächtige Bauten, in denen Italiens Banken residieren. Unicredit, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Intesa Sanpaolo – die großen Namen der Finanzbranche haben ihre Filialen an der römischen Einkaufsmeile Via del Corso nur wenige Meter voneinander entfernt. Die Palazzi zeugen vom einstigen Glanz der Geldhäuser. Doch innen hat der Zahn der Zeit an der Einrichtung genagt.

Die Schalterhallen sind an diesem Februar-Nachmittag so gut wie leer, nur einige Touristen ziehen Geld am Automaten, um dann schnell weiterzuziehen zum Trevi-Brunnen oder zum Pantheon. Betriebsamkeit sieht anders aus.

Die Szene steht sinnbildlich für den Zustand der italienischen Bankenlandschaft: außen prächtig, innen marode. Und der Zustand der italienischen Banken wiederum steht gewissermaßen für das ganze Land.

Die Geldhäuser leiden unter Bergen an faulen Krediten, die sich wegen der Wirtschaftsschwäche Italiens aufgetürmt haben. Während die einen (Unicredit) sich immerhin noch frisches Kapital bei Investoren am Finanzmarkt beschaffen können, können die anderen (Monte dei Paschi) nur mit Hilfe des Staats überleben. Die Regierung hat dazu ein 20 Milliarden Euro schweres Hilfspaket für die Branche geschnürt. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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