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Calling All Young Men…Get off the Sofa and Into the Game

Scott4616 Wrote: Jun 03, 2012 5:22 PM
Charles Payne wrote: “This is all about young men losing faith in the promise of the greatest country in the world.” You could say that again, a thousand times, and just scratch the surface.

A piece this week on the portion of Americans working in their prime received a lot of attention, but the fact of the matter is that this is a trend that has gone turbo over the last few years. The author noted that the participation has declined to 75.7% for 25-54 year olds down from pre-recession level of 80%. These are people that have simply dropped out of the job market. While it skews the unemployment rate to a more flattering number, it has a truly devastating impact on the economy and on the individuals that find the sofa more appealing...