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the arrogant expectation that actually training labour to become qualified is Somebody Else's Problem
Governments seem to have completely bought into the idea that training labour to the specification of individual firms is not the job of the firm.

Evidently, outside training cannot be to the spec of a firm, but somehow the idea that people will be hired and trained for the first few months to adapt their generic skills to thespecifics of the firm has disappeared.

So you end up, in the best of cases, with well-meaning governments wasting money on subsidies to train unemployed workers for jobs thet there's no guarantee will be there at the end of the training. And business still complaining that (say) univesities don't teach students about their in-house processes.

Keynesianism is intellectually hard, as evidenced by the inability of many trained economists to get it - Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 04:30:55 AM EST
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