Friday, January 10, 2014

About bending that unemployment curve ...

1 comment:

FrédéricLN said...

A longer-term view (1994-2013) highlights the divergence between national labor markets: http://demsf.free.fr/index.php?post/2013/09/01/Europe-chomage-et-chacun-pour-soi (also Eurostat-based stats)

That's franksly annoying for Europeans — what looked like a convergence in the 2003-2008 era was merely fake growth, based on borrowing cash and offshoring global profits. Once this pan-European, but "château de cartes"-like mechanism, fell, national competing strategies seem not to leave much place for cooperation, common regulation, harmonious social progress, and even environmental protection: the tiny beginning of a carbon-tax is still in limbo http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2013/10/17/taxe-carbone-le-transport-aerien-s-inquiete-des-projets-de-bruxelles_3497187_3234.html