What people want: Jobs
a. Gallup conducts a World Poll to determine what is on the hearts and minds of the 7 billion people on earth. One of the most startling and consistent answers over the last few years is that what people want most is a good job. It’s that simple—and that profound.
b. This “good job” is 30+ hours a week of meaningful work. Thus, job creation around the world and especially in the U.S. should be central to our social and economic policies. While unemployment might be at 9%, Gallup also considers “underemployment” and their definition nearly doubles the rate of the economic threat.