David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’

David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’

David Simon: Capitalism in America has lost sight of its social compact

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Surviving the post-employment economy

Surviving the post-employment economy

“If you are 35 or younger – and quite often, older – the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.”

The author argues that in the new economy, it’s people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.

Give students the same interest rates on loans as the big banks

Give students the same interest rates on loans as the big banks

I just signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate: Wall Street banks – the ones that wrecked our economy – should not be getting a better interest rate on their government loans than young people trying to go to college.