Categories: youth

Black Friday Shoppers: Not as Poor as You Thought

Posted by: Dan Beucke on December 02

The Black Friday shopper may be wealthier than we thought. A week ago, I posed the question of whether there is a class divide between those who hit the...

Finding the Humor in Occupy Wall Street

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 22

Before "Saturday Night Live," before "Animal House," there was "Lemmings" -- a biting 1973 Off-Broadway musical satire about Woodstock and the peace movement. Written by young comic geniuses from...

Occupy Wall Street After 2 Months: A Scorecard

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 17

It began on Sept. 17 with a few hundred people gathering in lower Manhattan. The protest -- against banks, moneyed influence in Washington, corporate power, and a host of...

The End Of Utopia In Zuccotti Park

Posted by: Mark Gimein on November 15

Early this morning, the police moved in to clear Zuccotti Park. Whether this was the last day for tent city is still being argued in court. Mike Bloomberg, the...

Crackdown at Occupy Camps in Oakland, Portland

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 14

Police in Oakland, Calif., moved in overnight to clear out the Occupy Oakland camp, hours after police in Portland, Oregon, did the same in that city. At last report...

Military Veterans and Corporate America

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 13

My post last Friday about the jobless picture for young veterans clearly struck a nerve. The commentary that followed ranges across issues of war, peace, hope, despair, skills training --...

Unemployment for Young Vets: 30%, and Rising

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 11

On Veterans Day in America, it's sobering to realize just how badly the job market has turned against the men and women who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their...

Students Protest Fees, Cuts in London

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 09

University students took to the streets of central London on Wednesday to protest rising fees and cuts in U.K. government education spending. The Guardian said a smaller crowd than...

Yes, There Will Be A Student Loan Bailout

Posted by: Mark Gimein on November 02

When will the student loan bailout happen? And more important, will it be students who get bailed out, lenders or both? If you think it's too early to be...

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