Post Script: German lessons no use in solving unemployment

The government needs to come up with a panacea for unemployment urgently, but following the German model is probably not the best way to do it, writes Richard Curran.

20th July, 2013
Suggesting that we could get back to full employment by 2020 is just bizarre.

The government should be lauded for announcing a new plan to tackle long-term unemployment. But it should be lashed for having to be forced into it by the troika and the EU. After the troika criticised the government, yet again, for not doing enough to tackle this enormous problem - and just weeks after the EU announced a Europe-wide push to deal with unemployment - new domestic political energy is applied to the problem.


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