Robert Bacal

Good points, but it’s worth pointing out that the private sector also is having problems finding the good fit skill sets for some things. I believe that issue has to do with values/culture, actually, in our Western countries, where a lot of jobs requiring a lot of hard work (education) are not seen as desirable, given the shift to make universities, places to get job TRAINING, rather than places for higher education.

It is, in my view, the economic undoing of the West’s ability to compete, but it IS cultural. It’s also irreversible short of a national leader pushing the old “sputnik” agenda.