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Disengaged youth

Many of today’s economic and social problems–locally, nationally, globally–have accumulated for a long time and are the result of political and economic institutions’ stiffness, comfort-seeking, inability to (at times painfully) adapt to demands of the day. 

I agree with the content, but disagree with semantics of the title–we need rebels! Not violent, not apathetic and cynical, but young, caring, educated rebels who would engage with and challenge the older generation to adapt and to appreciate that the world we are building today is for their generation.

Elbay Alibayov, commenting on “We don’t need rebels, we just need to create effective policies to support young people”, from http://oecdinsights.org, posted on www.medium.com, October 2016

©OECD Observer No 307 Q3 2016