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2013-08-02 09:36:42 PM
We have an economic reckoning coming. I doubt we are prepared to deal with it.

Good luck everyone!
 
2013-08-02 09:40:34 PM
The job market is bleak. I'm trying to get through it without committing a drive-by.
 
2013-08-02 09:52:20 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: The job market is bleak. I'm trying to get through it without committing a drive-by.


Ever need anything, let me know.

It's really rough out there and I honestly don't see much positive in the future. Anemic growth and very low paying jobs.
 
2013-08-02 10:23:01 PM

NewportBarGuy: ecmoRandomNumbers: The job market is bleak. I'm trying to get through it without committing a drive-by.

Ever need anything, let me know.

It's really rough out there and I honestly don't see much positive in the future. Anemic growth and very low paying jobs.


Thanks.
 
2013-08-02 11:58:53 PM
In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.

Are we officially in "The Great Recession"? Is this really a time that students 50 years from now will read about in their textbooks?
 
2013-08-03 12:01:02 AM

miss diminutive: In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.

Are we officially in "The Great Recession"? Is this really a time that students 50 years from now will read about in their textbooks?


I'm sure we will have outlawed books by then.
 
2013-08-03 12:02:19 AM
No jobs out there and at least in the Greater Boston area, the rent is insane.
 
2013-08-03 12:03:56 AM

miss diminutive: Are we officially in "The Great Recession"?


Nope. You'd need 2 consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. Good luck measuring it.
 
2013-08-03 12:04:32 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: miss diminutive: In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.

Are we officially in "The Great Recession"? Is this really a time that students 50 years from now will read about in their textbooks?

I'm sure we will have outlawed books by then.


Reading maybe, but one book will still be legal to own. (Just like jesus intended)
 
2013-08-03 12:04:41 AM

miss diminutive: Is this really a time that students 50 years from now will read about in their textbooks?


In 50 years, the last remaining dregs of humanity will be roaming the wild and "books" will be folklore.

/at least that's my retirement plan
 
2013-08-03 12:04:53 AM

NewportBarGuy: We have an economic reckoning coming. I doubt we are prepared to deal with it.


There has been too much violence. Too much pain. But I have an honorable compromise. Just walk away. Give me your pump, the oil, the gasoline, and the whole compound, and I'll spare your lives. Just walk away and we'll give you a safe passageway in the wastelands. Just walk away and there will be an end to the horror.
 
2013-08-03 12:06:24 AM
And you laughed at the Indian family down the street who pooled resources like this back when times were good. Keep laughing while they buy it all up on the cheap.
 
2013-08-03 12:09:20 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: miss diminutive: In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.

Are we officially in "The Great Recession"? Is this really a time that students 50 years from now will read about in their textbooks?

I'm sure we will have outlawed books by then.


It was a pleasure to burn.
 
2013-08-03 12:09:59 AM

miss diminutive: In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.

Are we officially in "The Great Recession"? Is this really a time that students 50 years from now will read about in their textbooks?


I wouldn't call it the great recession, but they better damn read about it 50 years from now.  This whole clusterfark was caused by greed and recklessness and is a perfect example of how not to run an economy, especially with all the video and web documentation on it they didn't have back in the 20's.
 
2013-08-03 12:10:27 AM

NewportBarGuy: We have an economic reckoning coming. I doubt we are prepared to deal with it.

Good luck everyone!


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2013-08-03 12:11:08 AM

miss diminutive: In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.

Are we officially in "The Great Recession"? Is this really a time that students 50 years from now will read about in their textbooks?


Reading and textbooks won't exist in 50 years.
 
2013-08-03 12:11:47 AM
Hey, I live upstairs...
 
2013-08-03 12:11:54 AM
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Dude was right. Crazy, but right.
 
2013-08-03 12:14:29 AM
Technically speaking, it's my Dad's basement, and I can't drink Mountain dew. Do love me some Cheetos.

/Getting some really excellent job offers.
//Engineering student.
 
2013-08-03 12:14:35 AM
i think that my parents are honestly surprised that me and my two brothers are all currently living on our own.  however, at least one of my brothers will be moving back home within a year or two, i'm sure of it.  one of them is graduating college and might not be able to find a job right away, so he'll probably move back (he's 30, he went to college after an 8 year stint in the air force).  and my other brother and his new wife are pretty much dead broke, and one little financial setback (car breaks down, more medical problems) could easily force them to move in with my folks as well.  in theory, both my brothers might have to move back, which would be terrible for everyone involved.

except for me.  i live 900 miles away and i'm doing great.  i love my parents and everything, but i would die before i'd move back in with them.
 
2013-08-03 12:14:39 AM
I've worked at the same mid-range bar for about 8 years now.  I overhear a lot of crap.  Prior to the 08 crash, if a guy lived at one of his parents' rooms, he'd go home alone.  I've seen 28-35 years olds take women home to their parents place after the bar since then.  I see this as a good thing, as I have my own place, so my market value has gone up, but in case you are 25+ and living with a parent, I guess there's not much shame in that anymore.

/there should be some shame though, no girl wants to hear "keep it down, my mom's only two rooms down".  And no guy wants to ever say it either.
 
2013-08-03 12:14:43 AM
While I'm currently only testing positive for Moe's queso and chips, at least I'm a straight-A college student learning a trade, so there's that. I might even have a line on a part-time job in my field, if they can deal with the fact that I have two clinicals to complete over the next two semesters where they randomly tell you "Oh hey, you're working at random X facility for three 40-hour weeks 9-5 and we're not telling you more than a week or two in advance if you're lucky!"

/sigh
//I do like being there to help out and having a support system, though
///Sorry guys, it will always be your place, you can't stay here. :(
 
2013-08-03 12:15:59 AM
Rationalization A)
Considering the parents (Boomers) are partly to blame for the current economic situation, I'd say they deserve the punishment.

Rationalization B)
Most of the rest of the developed world doesn't throw a fit when their young'uns move back home. Plus, it's tradition in Italy.
 
2013-08-03 12:16:42 AM

miss diminutive: In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.

Are we officially in "The Great Recession"? Is this really a time that students 50 years from now will read about in their textbooks?


Yes
 
2013-08-03 12:17:48 AM

KimNorth: miss diminutive: In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.

Are we officially in "The Great Recession"? Is this really a time that students 50 years from now will read about in their textbooks?


No. we will all be dead in less time than that.
 
2013-08-03 12:20:27 AM

skinink: No jobs out there and at least in the Greater Boston area, the rent is insane.


Meanwhile I ignore my phone during 8-5 because I get called by recruiters left and right, in a city more "mediocre" than boston (heh, but history!) that it could be called Cityville, USA.  I don't like my job but the intensity to take a new one is so great that I rebel and keep on instead of leveraging like I should.

High tech is having a little boom right now.  Which means employers are a little more confident in the economy but they would rather try to automate the jobs of their old bureaucrats.  It's self-eating; go faux-high-tech as a QA person evaluating whatever software you specialized in before and categorically fail everything until things pick up again for you.  Then go back to what you were doing, and leave me alone.

You're welcome.
 
2013-08-03 12:23:08 AM

skinink: No jobs out there and at least in the Greater Boston area, the rent is insane.


similar case in NYC.

the average wage of Manhattan residents fell by over 6% in 2012, while apartment rents rose by 10%.
 
2013-08-03 12:23:44 AM

Trocadero: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x474]
Dude was right. Crazy, but right.


I still think he had the kind of facial hair that I expect of a high-ranking elected official.
 
2013-08-03 12:25:50 AM

dumbobruni: the average wage of Manhattan residents fell by over 6% in 2012, while apartment rents rose by 10%.


And the middle class sat back and laughed at the Occupy movement.
 
2013-08-03 12:28:19 AM

whatshisname: dumbobruni: the average wage of Manhattan residents fell by over 6% in 2012, while apartment rents rose by 10%.

And the middle class sat back and laughed at the Occupy movement.


they shouldn't be laughing, because they and their kids are next.
 
2013-08-03 12:28:52 AM
Yeah, I'm not really surprised. Cost of living is up and wages are down for most jobs. Most of the starter jobs for bachelor's degrees barely pay enough to be livable, if you can get them at all, and if you don't have a degree you are pretty much farked. I have a master's degree in a STEM field and I'm not really expecting to make more than studio apartment money, if I can even find a job in my field.
 
2013-08-03 12:30:28 AM
They cannot all be overflowing with monolithic and copious amounts of awesome, like me, and live in their Dad's den testing positive for David's sunflower seeds and oreo cookies.
 
2013-08-03 12:30:40 AM
FYI, Subby, I live in the ATTIC.

Big dif. >:-(
 
2013-08-03 12:31:41 AM

Vector R: While I'm currently only testing positive for Moe's queso and chips, at least I'm a straight-A college student learning a trade, so there's that. I might even have a line on a part-time job in my field, if they can deal with the fact that I have two clinicals to complete over the next two semesters where they randomly tell you "Oh hey, you're working at random X facility for three 40-hour weeks 9-5 and we're not telling you more than a week or two in advance if you're lucky!"

/sigh
//I do like being there to help out and having a support system, though
///Sorry guys, it will always be your place, you can't stay here. :(


Are you so unbelievably stupid as to think that a real job in the real world is going to give you two weeks notice, lest 2 hours?  And even then, would you be so unbelievably stupid as to not to play politics well enough to get enough references to pay them the known non-favor in return?  All while you have several thousand in commitments per month and several mouths to feed?
 
2013-08-03 12:31:46 AM

some_beer_drinker: whatshisname: dumbobruni: the average wage of Manhattan residents fell by over 6% in 2012, while apartment rents rose by 10%.

And the middle class sat back and laughed at the Occupy movement.

they shouldn't be laughing, because they and their kids are next.


Yeah, but they don't know that. As long as they have a Dodge RAM/BMW 300 series in the driveway and a 60" LCD, life is grand and who cares what the government and the stock market are doing.
 
2013-08-03 12:37:01 AM
My daughter and her husband are living with me and I am glad.  They are both in college and both have jobs.  With college tuition costs increasing along with the cost of everything else, it's the only way they can afford their educations.   If they went to school part-time and worked full-time so they could pay the costs of living in an apartment, it would take forever for them to graduate.  This way, they can go to school full-time and work part-time and still eat every day.

I want them to have careers that are fulfilling and pay more than your average high school diploma job. I can't help them pay for school but I can help make sure they have a place to live while they are building their lives.

We all help each other and it works.  I'll help take care of their kids and they'll help take care of me when I'm old - that's what families do.  Multi-generational households are the norm in lots of other countries and used to be the norm here in the US.  It doesn't really surprise me that there is an increase in young adults living with their parents.
 
2013-08-03 12:37:17 AM

dumbobruni: skinink: No jobs out there and at least in the Greater Boston area, the rent is insane.

similar case in NYC.

the average wage of Manhattan residents fell by over 6% in 2012, while apartment rents rose by 10%.


On the bright side, the greatest socialist political generation has been born, coupled with OPEC losing it's grip on it's oil monopoly, the rise of the electric car, the super super-capacitor battery, and with 80% of youth understanding how banks work today, another decade of exponential technology growth could cause a massive boom with the proper restructuring of society resulting in 2 generations partying their asses off.
 
2013-08-03 12:41:16 AM
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links136: On the bright side, the greatest socialist political generation has been born, coupled with OPEC losing it's grip on it's oil monopoly, the rise of the electric car, the super super-capacitor battery, and with 80% of youth understanding how banks work today, another decade of exponential technology growth could cause a massive boom with the proper restructuring of society resulting in 2 generations partying their asses off.


This is just so cute.
 
2013-08-03 12:42:24 AM

links136: dumbobruni: skinink: No jobs out there and at least in the Greater Boston area, the rent is insane.

similar case in NYC.

the average wage of Manhattan residents fell by over 6% in 2012, while apartment rents rose by 10%.

On the bright side, the greatest socialist political generation has been born, coupled with OPEC losing it's grip on it's oil monopoly, the rise of the electric car, the super super-capacitor battery, and with 80% of youth understanding how banks work today, another decade of exponential technology growth could cause a massive boom with the proper restructuring of society resulting in 2 generations partying their asses off.


you watch too much star trek. set your phaser on stun, and shoot yourself.
 
2013-08-03 12:44:46 AM

notyomama: My daughter and her husband are living with me and I am glad.  They are both in college and both have jobs.  With college tuition costs increasing along with the cost of everything else, it's the only way they can afford their educations.   If they went to school part-time and worked full-time so they could pay the costs of living in an apartment, it would take forever for them to graduate.  This way, they can go to school full-time and work part-time and still eat every day.

I want them to have careers that are fulfilling and pay more than your average high school diploma job. I can't help them pay for school but I can help make sure they have a place to live while they are building their lives.

We all help each other and it works.  I'll help take care of their kids and they'll help take care of me when I'm old - that's what families do.  Multi-generational households are the norm in lots of other countries and used to be the norm here in the US.  It doesn't really surprise me that there is an increase in young adults living with their parents.


Thank you!!!
/I'm not your kid, I'm just happy to see folks like you.
 
2013-08-03 12:48:01 AM

miss diminutive: In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.

Are we officially in "The Great Recession"? Is this really a time that students 50 years from now will read about in their textbooks?


No. We're in the Great Suppression.

Wall Street at record highs, yet a third of young people cant afford to move out of their parents' house? The Great Suppression.
Economists say we've been out of recession for a full year, yet you wouldn't know it by looking at a regular town? The Great Suppression.
7 million private jobs created, and yet people still can't get by without working 2 jobs? The Great Suppression.
 
2013-08-03 12:58:52 AM
The thing is if you live at your parents' house long enough, it eventually becomes your house, right?
 
2013-08-03 01:00:53 AM
Also reminds me of this:

"Yes, I'm still at home . . . I couldn't leave her on her own, not at her age."

Seems to be a reasonable transition to make at some point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hfZqbZtT6E
 
2013-08-03 01:18:00 AM
Obama sucks, but I hope he changes it.

Wanna bet the change will be for the better?

Anybody?
 
2013-08-03 01:21:02 AM
Gonna ask this early:

Since so many farkers feel the poors deserve a shiatty wage for the shiat jobs they do: what percentage of a given population's workforce SHOULD be performing shiatty jobs at any given time?
 
2013-08-03 01:22:01 AM

dumbobruni: skinink: No jobs out there and at least in the Greater Boston area, the rent is insane.

similar case in NYC.

the average wage of Manhattan residents fell by over 6% in 2012, while apartment rents rose by 10%.


Well, in that case GTFO and go live someplace cheaper.

Nothing says you gotta live in NYC
 
2013-08-03 01:23:29 AM

IlGreven: No. We're in the Great Suppression.


That's the most correct description I've seen.

Definitions of "unemployment" and "inflation" are changed by our government to make them seem like we are OK.

I'd go into the tech details on that, but just look around you and see how much things suck so much more than 10 years ago.
 
2013-08-03 01:25:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM

this x a million. sharpen your pitchforks
 
2013-08-03 01:31:05 AM
So.....what you are telling me is I'm less pathetic than 16% of the people my age? Awesome!

/thinks the same thing when I hear how many people in the country aren't certain where their next meal is coming from
//yeah i suck
///I'd live at home if I didn't have a girlfriend who'd kick my ass, but still doesn't want me to move in yet......relationships.....
 
2013-08-03 01:32:57 AM

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links136: On the bright side, the greatest socialist political generation has been born, coupled with OPEC losing it's grip on it's oil monopoly, the rise of the electric car, the super super-capacitor battery, and with 80% of youth understanding how banks work today, another decade of exponential technology growth could cause a massive boom with the proper restructuring of society resulting in 2 generations partying their asses off.

This is just so cute.


So, can I stay at Bucky's [kid's] place and become a perpetual student? I wonder how this would work.
 
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