Waking from the American Dream

“17 facts that Proves that the Quality of Jobs Is Going Down the Drain” is a compilation of facts we would prefer were not true. Denial of these facts is commonplace in the U.S. The optimism bias that humans have, and that American youth have in especially large magnitudes, stands in the way of their adjusting their life plans and behavior  to this current reality. Even were our political processes not frozen by partisanship, no one seems to have a coherent plan for altering this scenario.

My students seem to slowly catching on as they watch their older siblings streaming home after college with dismal job prospects.

We can quibble with particular facts in this list, but it is difficult to present a credible picture of the U.S. labor market at this time that is replete with hope for most people.

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