Why young Americans are revolting

Click to enlarge. MENA is overall Middle East / North Africa.

Unemployment among American young people is almost as high as it is among young people in the Middle East and North Africa.  Is it any wonder that the United States is having its version of the Arab Spring?  And the response of Mayor Bloomberg in New York City and other mayors was pretty much what Hosni Mubarak did in the same circumstances.

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Only about 45 percent of Americans age 16 to 24 have jobs, less than at any time since these statistics were first measured in 1948.

Click on Youth Unemployment in the United States In Line With Arab Spring Countries for Mike Konczal’s report on his Rortybomb web log.

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