New numbers from the Federal Bureau of Labor are dismal and show that the young people are suffering the same fate as their European counterparts.
And, like the overall unemployment figure, even that too-high figure conceals profound structural problems.
As Diana Carew, an economist at the left-leaning Progressive Policy Institute, put it: “ young Americans appear stuck in their post-recessionary state.”
Think about all that wasted potential — and at a time that, for many, should be their most productive years of employment.
While corporations continue to enjoy unprecedented (and unequaled) tax cuts and while our infrastructure continues to languish and crumble we have systematically turned our back on the young people of America. We have continually allowed partisan politics to take front and center while the far left and far right continue they’re absurd takeover of Washington which seems to have ground any semblance of progress in Washington to a halt.