former 90s tech-worker temp points out that even wage comparisons understate how much worse it is for the young now
posted to lemmy
Oof, oof, oof.
I think this is a particularly good comparison because people often fault young folks' choices for their plight. This allows you to compare "hustle, desire for flexibility, and willingness to go where the opportunities are" across the decades. Except now the opportunities... aren't. My friend just graduated from Lambda School, on top of having an unrelated B.A., and it's nowhere near as easy for her to break in.
What are the larger societal effects when people can't just pick up and try something, rent a place, do something new?
What do people need to hear to believe this is a problem if individual comparison isn't enough?
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