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The Plight of the MBA Generation

Dead Right Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 3:53 PM
JMG. Thank you for your kind service. People often need encouragement and impetus to take risks and bet on themselves. I asked a financial advisor how to invest best. He told me to invest in myself first. This was a relief as I have lousy investing skills but have many technical and people skills.

During the first-ever Federal Reserve press conference, Fed chair Ben Bernanke said the number of jobs in America was still 7 million behind the number of people employed when the recession began. When asked whether the Fed could do anything about long-term unemployment, Bernanke said the central bank has been fighting it with an aggressive monetary policy. But he admitted his crew operating out of the Eccles Building doesn't have any tools to make the long-term unemployed employable again.

Orginally published Monday, May 02, 2011

A day later the news came that first-time unemployment claims rose to 429,000 — up from...