Feudal Future Podcast - Season 2

Feudal Future Podcast

Behind the Scenes of Global Labor: Asia and America

Ever marveled at the staggering trends of youth unemployment and labor participation across the globe? Each region presents its unique set of challenges and as we unfold the layers of this discussion, our guests, John Russo of Georgetown University and Rob Koepp of Chapman’s Asia-Pacific Geoeconomics and Business Initiative, bring their insights to the table. We tackle the phenomenon of ‘lying flat’ in Asia, the impact of the pandemic on the US workforce, and dissect the intriguing employment structures prevalent in both regions.

In the fascinating realm of work ethics, the Asian and American landscapes couldn’t be more different. China’s gender-specific clampdown on youth and America’s blue-collar MAGA supporters provide a compelling comparison. Is the older generation making the future generation its enemy? With Rob and John, we journey through these complex issues, exploring the socio-economic implications and potential future scenarios.

As we draw to a close, we offer a thought-provoking take on the growing disconnect between corporate behemoths and the everyday worker. From the veneration of wealthy entrepreneurs to the potential for a declining workforce, we explore how individual decisions and corporate structures are shaping the future of work. Join us as we delve into these critical issues. This conversation promises to be a captivating and insightful exploration of the changing face of global labor participation.

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This show is presented by the Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy, which focuses on research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends and explores policies that might produce favorable demographic results over time.