Capitalism has caused an unprecedented rise in youth unemployment: 4.5 million in Britain between 2008 and 2009. The average increase between 1997 and 2007 was fewer than 100,000 a year.
More than 75 million young people worldwide are struggling to find work. More than half of South Africa’s youth, for instance, are unemployed.
Almost a third of children in developing countries are malnourished, with 150 million underweight because of chronic illness and poor diet. ■