International leaders meeting at the ILO to discuss social protection policies must address the painful spending cutbacks that are provoking protests in many countries.
Technology will continue to transform industries, but weak labor protections are a more serious threat to the quality of work.
In Chile, Haiti, and Ecuador, demonstrators want more than narrow policy changes. They want to transform the economic systems that have increased inequality for decades.
The highly controversial annual Doing Business report gives governments high marks if they slash taxes and worker protections.