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ERIC Number: ED266084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 26
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Global Unemployment: Challenge to Futurists.
Gross, Bertram; Singh, Kusum
Creative actions toward preventing global unemployment seek to (1) uncover the painful realities of joblessness, (2) design better models for fruitful discourse and action, (3) climb the "commanding policy heights" of moral vision, (4) move from autocratic to democratic corporatism, (5) uncover the kind of information that may hold power holders more accountable, and (6) promote global dialogue on the hidden crisis of unemployment. Possible actions along these lines include confronting the "ostriches" who shun full employment commitments, hide un- and under-employment, and dodge the sources of bank crisis. Multidimensional models that build upon the best in different systems, practices, idealogies, and faiths and the development of a moral vision that weaves the highest human values together with the strands of specific micro- and macro-politics can provide a constructive approach to the unemployement challenge. Included in this morality is a commitment to designing future policies to bolster economic and political rights for everyone and to bringing about "power democratization"--the organization of the weak to counter overcentralization and breathe more life into the structure and procedures of constitutional democracy. Democratic corporatism, stronger transnational labor movements, and political leaders for economic rights are needed. Moreover, overall democratic planning for fuller employment requires a research program based on continuous improvement in concepts, definitions, collectives, analysis, and distribution of quantitative and qualitative data. Finally, countries dealing with the unemployment crisis should consider "people-to-people planning forums" legislation and a United Nations full employment-technology conference. (LH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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