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New Topic Coming

Posted by: Michael Mandel on September 21

Having beaten the poor college graduates into the ground, at least for the moment, I’m about to shift to a new topic—overwork.

Stay tuned.

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Reader Comments


September 22, 2005 01:31 PM

Frankly, it wouldn't bother me if you kept beating the "jobless recovery" drum - virtually no one else does, and it

is the real elephant in the room, regardless of one's political affiliation (I vote - just not Dem or Rep). If one

were to believe the nonsense being reported by the mainstream media, one would really believe that people consume as

they did when they were being paid twice as much as they are now; that Generations X and Y are really mass-comsuming

houses that are priced so that mostly only capital/equity-heavy Boomers can afford them (or underwrite them for

their children); and that 40-year-old ex-telecom employees, such as myself, are really going to borrow $100k for

grad school, and go live like an 18-year-old freshman for the next 2-7 years, so that we might gain a skill that

will likely become outsourced in a few years. In an admittedly different context, Ayn Rand once warned us not

confuse "we" with "I" - how dare the Press, fueled by tenured, supply-side oracles, declare that "we" are doing

well, when "I" know that I am not!

Mike Mandel

September 22, 2005 01:39 PM

I'll certainly come back to the plight of the college-educated...but it's not just measured in dollars.

Thank you for your interest. This blog is no longer active.



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