A future for the graduate without a future

Martell, Luke (2012) A future for the graduate without a future. Bright Green, 12 (11/09).

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We have an innovative generation of graduates without a future. They make opportunities, work and non-work, creativity and protest, using their unprecedented information-richness. But we need a new economy. This can involve a redistribution of work so the unemployed become employed. For everyone this means rethinking the importance of income, consumption and growth, with positive effects for the climate change crisis. Mobility is a human right, more restricted than other types of globalization. It can match people to opportunities and boost growth and jobs.

Alongside non-work and mobility are traditional left elements: investment over austerity, fairer taxes and distribution, regulation of the economy, an expanded alternative co-operative sector, and the foundations that a basic income and welfare state can provide for security and freedom.

Today’s graduate has a future in an economy of redistributed work, mobility, public services and economic equality – its ideas fired by social movements and implemented via political ones.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
L Education
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Depositing User: Luke Martell
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 08:17
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2018 08:35
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/40359

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