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The New Choice for Young People: Live on the Streets or Take to the Streets?

02/09/2012 05:27 pm ET | Updated Apr 10, 2012
  • Thom Hartmann Bestselling author and host of a nationally syndicated, progressive talk show

Young people are screwed.

Only 54% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 are employed -- that's the lowest number ever recorded since tracking began more than 60 years ago.

There's now a 15% gap in employment between young people and all working Americans -- that's also the largest gap ever recorded.

On top of that -- they're drowning in over one trillion dollars worth of student loan debt.

This is quickly becoming a lost generation of Americans -- which might explain why there's an Occupy Wall Street movement out there.

The choice is simple: live on the streets or take to the streets.

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