Issue #347
4 Jun 2023
The massive expansion of university education in the 1990’s-2010’s was once meant to produce the highly educated workforce which would power national economies based on knowledge work and ‘intangible value’. But with hostile de-globalisation slowing down and reversing economic growth, along with the new risk of AI displacing those very same knowledge workers, elevated expectations may now need a reset. Fascinating set of stories coming out of China of graduates now doing gig and blue collar work; worth reading alongside comparable stories everywhere else.