The Employment Dilemma and the Future of Work

This book is largely devoted to the consequences of the fact that service functions have become dominant in all the sectors of the economy, and in particular, in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, in the last 30 years.

Work is essential to the exercise of personal dignity, as it is both a right and a fundamental duty of every citizen. Moreover, work is the main factor involved in the creation of wealth needed to contribute to the development of every society and to peace between all countries. Thus the extraordinary importance of the employment dilemma and the future of work in a world where everything has become increasingly interconnected, interdependent and complex, and where a vast feeling of uncertainty has pervaded us all.