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Originally posted by popsmayhem
Sounds like a list of demands
and not so much about broke college kids who are board.
I guess making up a fantasy list of demands is very productive..
Originally posted by My.mind.is.mine
reply to post by trusername
just thought i'd let you know, i've been a very active part of Occupy Atlanta, and although it's run by students, it's not only students there. there are retired elders, veterans, current students, graduates, employed individuals, parents, and more.. it's not just 'kids with no jobs'.
Originally posted by Kanedax
All very valid and logical solutions. Too bad our government is illogical and probably insane.
Originally posted by schuyler
Grads are broke and bored because they got degrees in English and expected to get a high-paying job because they read Shakespeare. Now [insert any liberal arts degree here] and you are qualified for what, exactly? Well, you can go demonstrate on Wall Street, poop on police cars, and urinate in the streets while throwing trash around. That's about it.
Originally posted by aching_knuckles
Good, constructive solutions. Of course, you will now be ridiculed and called a communist. If any one of these solutions were actually debated in Congress, I would actually believe we were on the way to being better human beings.
The full 9.8 percent drop in income from the start of the recession to this June — the most recent month in the study — appears to be the largest in several decades, according to other Census Bureau data. Gordon W. Green Jr., who wrote the report with John F. Coder, called the decline “a significant reduction in the American standard of living.”
One reason pay has stagnated is that many people who lost their jobs in the recession — and remained out of work for months — have taken pay cuts in order to be hired again. In a separate study, Henry S. Farber, an economics professor at Princeton, found that people who lost jobs in the recession and later found work again made an average of 17.5 percent less than they had in their old jobs.