Tucked away in the pages of a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office is a startling statistic: 40.4% of the U.S. workforce is now made up of contingent workers—that is, people who don’t have what we traditionally consider secure job.
A universal basic income would certainly be a step in the right direction … it would free immense creativity that today is absorbed in doing jobs that, when you really look at it, make little sense.
The infographic is worthy of close study.
- 48% of those with college degrees are in jobs not requiring a college degree.
- 37% 18-29 year old have been underemployed or out of work during the recession