Dec 25, 2023Liked by Olivier Roland

You’re forgetting another possible resource: letting youngsters work.

A century ago, a 15 year old person was ready to work, marry and become a useful citizen. In Western countries today, he or she is supposed to study for another decade before they can enter the labour market. Their energy, vitality and good ideas are wasted inside astonishingly old fashioned educational institutions. They learn to memorize details that can easily be found by the search engine of their phone, and to fake knowledge by presenting essays written by AI. What if they learned a trade while working, as they did in previous centuries?

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