Failure by Degree

Education is the world’s biggest business, and as Sir Ken Robinson argues in the video links below, it is failing societies by not enabling the creativity that will liberate the ingenuity that this Blog says is required to live within the bounds of the ‘One Planet Equation’.

It also fails to recognise that there is a ‘One Planet Equation’ so cannot implant the ‘mind model’ we need to reduce the ‘resource intensity’ of our societies in a resource constrained world.

Ken Robinson in his book ‘Out of Our Minds’ makes the point that there is a ‘war’ for the limited creative talent within our societies and that just producing ‘degrees’ is self defeating, as is clearly illustrated in the comment below.


Job Losses in U.S. Spreading to Workers With College Degrees

By Courtney Schlisserman

Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) — In this recession, not even an education can shield you from losing your job.

The unemployment rate among workers with college degrees rose to 3.8 percent, the highest level since records began in 1992, the Labor Department reported today. The rate for workers with some college or an associate’s degree also climbed to a record, at 6.2 percent.

“This particular recession is hitting workers with more levels of schooling harder than past recessions have hit them,” said Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington research group typically aligned with the labor movement. “It’s just a deeper recession, it’s more widespread, its tentacles are reaching everywhere.”

According to EPI data, the level of unemployment among people with college educations is the highest since January 1983. With banks merging and manufacturers like Caterpillar Inc. eliminating management positions, the ranks of college-educated unemployed may continue to grow, economists said.

“This is a deeper recession and it has really accelerated over the last several months,” said Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project. “There will be income losses throughout the economy.” ………..

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