Sunday, September 05, 2010

Glass half-full

The NY Times Magazine featured "What Is It About 20-Somethings?" about two weeks ago. Getting started is never simple. But not mentioned in the article is the simple fact that adolescence (whatever one calls it) has been getting longer for many years. That comes with increasing prosperity.

But today's Letters include the predictable explanations that invoke new job insecurities, outsourcing, etc. Unemployment levels have been much too high for too long, but the WSJ's Numbers Guy cites BLS data which shows remarkable 20-year stability in the job tenure distribution.