[Marxism] Unemployment & Revolution in Libya

Clay Claiborne clayclai at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 10:31:51 MST 2016


Its obvious that high unemployment can be a critical driving force for a
revolution. However, it should also be clear that the immediate impact of a
revolution will most likely be even greater unemployment. During the war
period "unemployment" doesn't come into the picture as the masses take off
from work to overthrow the state. After that task is completed, everybody
doesn't just go back to their old jobs, for reasons that are beyond the
scope... Counter-revolutionaries of all stripes can always use the fact
that cures often come with their own pains to attack any revolution.
According to this paper, unemployment in Libya stood at ~13% in 2010 and is
~19% today.
I haven't read the 103p World Bank report yet, but I think it looks
interesting enough to pass on the links:
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/06/24650277/labor-market-dynamics-libya-reintegration-recovery
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/06/17/090224b082f42bf9/1_0/Rendered/PDF/Labor0market0d0gration0for0recovery.pdf



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