Neoliberalism and the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI)

The Flame By Unite Youth Dublin

Neoliberalism Cartoon

It seems obvious that high levels of unemployment are directly linked with the performance of the economy. However, the discourse and public policy surrounding unemployment has a tendency to ignore the impact of the economic cycle, and instead focus on the personal failings of the unemployed themselves. So the focus is instead placed on their lack of skills and poor work habits, rather than the failure of the Capitalist system to provide enough jobs for the working population.

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