The New York Times forecasts that the next release of employmen numbers will show a significant rise in job cuts, possibly in the range of 200,000+. Of course, these numbers don’t count folks who just stop looking for jobs or who remain structurally under-employed, so the number of people not able to pay their bills probably is much larger.
I want rage. The folks in charge of making this bullshit happen are easy to find. This economic depr-/rec-ession is the result of carefully orchestrated get-rich-quick schemes and raw self interest; anyone entering the job market from school or from being fired are the immediate subjects of a kind of economic and political violence. Over the long run, even when the economy was ‘good’ the wealth gap between bosses and their employees increased, at the behest of the same folks that made the news when their companies crash, or they slough off employees.
But seriously. I want rage. Particularly among the people graduating college who have the privilege of time and resources to organize, this is the time to get shit done about economic justice in America.