Originally Posted by skeen7908
The problem is not the universitty system
The problem is that first globalization and outsourcing, and subsequently automation, algorithms and robotics have rendered a lot of human labour redundant. That started out with physical labour, but is rapidly progressing to involve intellectual endeavours. Social and creative jobs (sales, marketing, internet startups etc) will be next.
There will simply be fewer jobs available, because there will be less need for human work
This is the death of labour, and the final ascent of capital, before, as Marx predicted, it will finally eat itself as there will be noone with income to buy the products that the owners of the robots and AI make.
Feel bad for all the younger bros: things are getting worse
It sound pretty crazy at first, but when you look up the research and current trends its def heading in that direction.
While computers have traditionally been better at tasks that does not include any creative or critical thinking or decision making, they are now even beating humans in those areas. For intance the best chess player atm is a computer.
I don't think it's "the end" though. Jobs will adapt as they have done before. There will be further demand for computer and tech skills (math, engineering, programming) and much less for administrative jobs (accounting, sales clerks, cleaning personell, etc). Its also believed that the middle class will shrink, since those highly educated will be in demand and the amount of typical middle-low class jobs will decline. If so it will put huge stress on welfare systems.
Originally Posted by Find Finn
My theory about the shitty performances in the Scandinavian school, is two fold one is below par teachers and the other one is that there's no prestige in scandinavian society for doing well in school, there's more prestige in doing well socially. With our wellfare systems you don't really need to do well you can just calm benefits or get a government job.
The whole high school system is flawed as well, they focus on passed needs and not future needs. The students are required to learn French and German, instead of Chinese, Indian or Portuguese, which is what's needed, also stuff like 101 business law is a year 3 of 3 subject on business focused high schools.
The best part is that VAT is not in the curriculum AT ALL in Business Economics.
The problem for Sweden specifically is that there is absolute no prestige in pre college teaching. Horrible working conditions at most places and too little authority as a teacher.
I've spoken to some of the professors at my business school about students perceptions that they don't really learn new skills that is in demand in the job market, and their response is usually that they don't prepare you for jobs but instead focus on learning critical thinking skills (which I think is a valid reason). The problem for business students here is that some companies prefer to take engineering students instead since they have larger concrete skill sets (programming, software usage, better problem solving skills because of studying more math, etc).