It’s Labor Day, but there’s nothing to celebrate.
It turns out that half of college graduates under the age of 25 are working in jobs that require no college education at all. Think of Starbucks, the Gap, Target, and the like. Not that there is anything wrong with these jobs. But here’s the thing: these positions used to be held by young people before they finished college (which is in turn devoting itself to remedial education on the basics).
Do you see what is happening here? The minimum wage, subsidized college loans, child work laws, and other interventions are conspiring to prolong adolescence as long as possible — to the point that these young adults are seeing as much as a full decade of life experience pretty well stolen from them. FULL ARTICLE