The Next Bubble Is About to Burst: College Grads Face Dwindling Jobs and Mounting Loans
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Brooks would have us believe that "expressive individualism" is the problem with this downwardly mobile generation, but those same students he decries for their selfishness are busy using their skills to fight even more selfish governments, bent on cutting services for students, the poor and the elderly to give more money to those most selfish of all entities: corporations. Individualism is hardly the problem with the students -- it is, instead, the problem with the societies.
One thing is sure: a rising tide of unemployed, debt-ridden youth is not simply going to go away without action. If the federal and state governments don't do something soon, the "graduates with no future" may well bring the unrest here.
Sarah Jaffe is a contributor to AlterNet and a freelance writer.