FROM Emi Kolawole
Youth Unemployment and the Entrepreneurial Spirit Unemployment among people 18 to 34 is a " catastrophe ," according to founder and director Klaus Schwab at his latest economic forum at Davos in Switzerland. His solution is to provide young people with the capability to create their own jobs by encouraging a societal spirit of entrepreneurial risk-taking. It turns out that's exactly what the seriously unemployed generation of young Americans wants to do. So what's holding them back? We hear from one of the conference's young participants and from other "millennials."
Youth Unemployment and the Entrepreneurial Spirit Unemployment among young people in the US is around 16 percent. Elsewhere in the world, it's much higher. No less an authority than Klaus Schwab, the founder of the economic forum at Davos, calls that a " catastrophe ," but one that can be solved by entrepreneurialism. Kids who can't find jobs can go out and create their own. It turns out that "millennials" have the right spirit, but they face obstacles. We hear about student loans, inadequate training and access to capital. Also, how does entrepreneurialism become something more than just selling? We hear from one of the conference's young participants and from other millennials.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.