This report was released this month: Why are Recent College Graduates Underemployed: University Enrollments and Labor Realities”
• About 48 percent of employed U.S. college graduates are in jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) suggests requires less than a four-year college education. Eleven percent of employed college graduates are in occupations requiring more than a high-school diploma but less than a bachelor’s, and 37 percent are in occupations requiring no more than a high-school diploma;
• The proportion of overeducated workers in occupations appears to have grown substantially; in 1970,fewer than one percent of taxi drivers and two percent of firefighters had college degrees,while now more than 15 percent do in both jobs;
• About five million college graduates are in jobs the BLS says require less than a high-school education;
Later this month, this show will premiere on CBS:
From reality show masters Michael Davies (“Who Wants to be A Millionaire,” “Watch What Happens Live”) and Mark Burnett (“Survivor”, “The Voice”), the series gives candidates selected from around the country a chance to win positions at some of America’s most prestigious companies. Hosted by Emmy Award nominee Lisa Ling (“The View”), each episode will feature five candidates participating in several rounds of elimination challenges before a panel of executives as they compete for their dream job.
Unemployment: The TV Show.
This is some Hunger Games-level shit, right here.
So here’s your choice, youth of America: you can sweat and study and go into debt, bankrupting both your parents and yourselves in a desperate fight to secure a ‘dream job’ that will probably never materialize,
Or, you can go on television and go through the hollow motions of playing the game, knowing all the while that the outcome has been determined beforehand, your actual worth means nothing, and this whole shebang is just a charade rigged by the same one-percenters who most vocally propagate the meritocratic myth that props up their stranglehold on social, political and economic power.
NO. NO. ENOUGH. SET IT ALL ON FIRE.