Someone has woken the Troughmaster General up again.
He has come up with a theory that high Youth unemployment rates will lead to heightened suicide rates in the young.
Without a complete study that claim is just an opinion.
One fact that is pretty obvious to me on anecdotal evidence is that the current unacceptable levels of youth unemployment rates has a disturbing correlation to the abolition of youth pay rates.
As a past employer it is a complete no brainer that faced with a choice between a person just out of school and a more mature person with a work history I would be very unlikely to give the chance to the youth over the older one.
Of course the silly old bugger would not break ranks with the socialist mantra that all are equal even if some like him, are more equal than others.
I am aware that the dopey old man has had to face the tragedy of his child taking her own life and for that I am sympathetic, however unless he will accept that the current high rates may have its genisis in a false premise such as the artificial attempt to raise the value of labour then I would suggest he goes back to his irrelevance.
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