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Joel Discusses the Plight of the Millennials with NPR's Michel Martin
Joel appeared on NPR's Tell Me More talk about his recent piece, The Screwed Generation.
"In my parents' generation, the sort of World War II/Depression generation, if you got a college degree you were pretty guaranteed of a decent job because there weren't that many people with BAs," he says. "There was a huge growth in the number of jobs that needed these skills, and a relative paucity [of people to fill them]. Now the BA has become a commodity — there are so many of them.
"And then, I think, there are also many young people who have been pushed into four-year schools where they would have been better off with technical training or a two-year degree, or going out and getting a job. And now they're stuck with debt."