Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Can't Afford Your Ideals?

Article by Adam Doster in In These Times about how college graduates can't afford to pursue progressive politics as a career. A long-time situation, of course, that's gotten worse because the jobs are crappier ("Political McJobs") and of course the debt is higher. He calls out progressive organizations by name that don't offer entry-level jobs with salaries or benefits.

"The importance of engaging and gainfully employing young progressives is hard to overstate, both for its immediate practicality and the long-term sustainability of the left. By ignoring progressive grads’ economic constraints, the progressive movement—activists and funders—are squandering an immense opportunity to utilize the ideology, size and energy of the post-graduate generation."

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