[...] if in a single miraculous instant, every mismatch of geography, skill-set and pay-scale were met and every job opening were filled at once, then two-thirds of our unemployed would remain unemployed. And at that point there would be no reason for any of them to send out résumés, brush up on their interview skills, or do any of that other victim-blaming make-work we expect them to do, unpaid, until such time as someone deigns to allow them to earn a living again.
- Fred Clark (emphasis ours)
If the point of capitalism is to connect supply with demand, it's failing miserably. An entire generation is being sacrificed so that wealthy and comfortable people don't have to question their way of life.
Not that this is anything new; it's just that now it's affecting white people in the first world. So I guess more people are taking notice.