I don’t want to gloomy and doomy–if nothing else, a bad economy is more likely to lead to a Romney election. But, as I’ve written once or twice, people have to like this crap. And this doesn’t seem too likeable:
If I’m not mistaken, this is a demographic that Democrats are counting on–in particular, women. And then there’s this cheery story (boldface mine):
Some depressing facts: Nearly half of people ages 16 to 29 do not have a job. A quarter of those who do work in hospitality—travel, leisure, and, of course, food service. A study of 4 million Facebook profiles found that, after the military, the top four employers listed by twentysomethings were Walmart, Starbucks, Target, and Best Buy. The restaurant industry in particular is booming; one in 10 employed Americans now work in food service—9.6 million of us.
Maybe someone should do something about this.