Young people are bearing the brunt of the current economic system's failures. In the UK as of March almost a quarter of young people are unemployed. The same goes for France and even Sweden is the rate is over 22%. Spain and Greece perhaps unsurprisingly have a shocking youth unemployment rate of over 51%.
Across the member states of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the youth unemployment rates are roughly 50%. In other words then half of our future talents and skills are being wasted on the dole queues.
It is a scandal and one that should never be. In a sane society organised and developed around the needs of all humanity rather than the rule of capital, young people would be free, as would all, to learn, discover and develop the talents that would benefit themselves and in turn, mankind, for the benefit of all. The fact we currently condemn such numbers of young people to a life of want, of stunted ambition, of boredom is nothing short of shameful.
If you are a young person reading this, your future is in your hands. Unemployment, lack of opportunity, dead-end jobs are not the only option for you. Find out more about the WORLD SOCIALIST MOVEMENT and what we define as socialism and how such a system can be bought into being. You have more to gain than anyone from seeing such a revolution through to a successful conclusion. The youth of the world need socialism, and everyone needs to see an end to a system that finds it acceptable to destroy the lies of 50% of the emerging adult population before it has even began.