The age we live and work in has been variously called “the boring age” by Time magazine, “the lost age” by various social pundits and according to Paul Krugman, history will record our age as “the third depression… a long versus great depression”. Very depressing.
Diminished hope and disillusionment abounds. The Arab Spring has become a four season struggle and the Occupy movement bubbles and boils just under the surface of society. Last year the International Labour Organization characterized the job market as “a huge waste of human potential”.