Sunday, September 19, 2021

1/3 of Working Age Men Not Working

I read this on a yahoo finance site and was aghast.  Yahoo is typically pretty left leaning and it did not pull punches calling out men.

Unemployment Insurance
Early retirement, pensions, disability and lawsuits
Savings, trading stocks and bitcoin
Working for cash, aka under-the-table economy
Living off family members
Illegal work
Living off the land

The article suggested 7 broad categories which certainly resonated with me.  There are a lot of folks wrapped up in the gig economy doing what they can to get by from time to time.  With a supportive spouse and a blend of cash infusing hobbies, a guy can do OK and stay out of the rat race.

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