The 2010 Meltdown: book
The 2010 Meltdown: Solving the Impending Jobs Crisis
by Edward E. Gordon
"Ed Gordon's latest book, The 2010 Meltdown, builds off
his earlier success, Skill Wars, and makes a convincing case that organizations
failing to be proactive to help create a skilled labor pool may very well face their own
demise in the long term."
"It's the economy, stupid!" is a refrain that the United States may never live down, and not without reason. The relentless march of technological development and globalization continues to exert pressure on all national economies--providing opportunity for some and marginalization for others. Around the world, nations will need to overcome twin economic shocks: a wave of baby boomers will retire and leave the workforce, while too few younger, well-educated people will be available to fill a rising tide of highly skilled, technology-related jobs. Ed Gordon marshals a vast amount of data to illustrate how these trends are converging to create a labor vacuum--with potentially disastrous consequences for economic competitiveness and individual opportunity. In The 2010 Meltdown, Gordon sounds a wake-up call to business leaders, policymakers, educators, and concerned citizens, employees, and parents--anyone with a stake in our economic future. Moreover, he highlights innovative initiatives in training, education, and community development in the United States and around the world that can serve as models for positive action. Ultimately, The 2010 Meltdown is an optimistic book about social change, setting an agenda for reforms in education, policy, and business investment that will promote economic freedom, renewal, and prosperity.
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
September 30, 2005
The 2010 Meltdown
December 5, 2005