If I can talk about US politics, Jeff Nolan can do the same for german politics.
And I think he’s right:
“To remain in one industry and have the security of a guaranteed job is better than the uncertainly that comes from taking personal ownership of one’s career and moving from one job to a, hopefully, better one as opportunity arises.”
Unfortunately, that’s not all there is to it. In an effort to keep “welfare” by any means regardless of economic realities, german government has created a climate that drives business elsewhere (ever heard of the european union? Interesting concept.) thus killing the demand side at the same time. A lose-lose situation.
And nothing in sight that would change this. I guess it has to get even worse before somebody stands up.