Generation Debt: How Our Future Was Sold Out for Student Loans, Bad Jobs, NoBenefits, and Tax Cuts for Rich Geezers--And How to Fight Back (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 2, 2006 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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Generation Debt offers a truly gripping account of how young Americans are being ground down by low wages, high taxes, huge student loans, sky-high housing prices, not to mention the impending retirement of their baby boomer parents. Twenty-four-year-old Anya Kamenetz examines this issue from every angle and provides a riveting, rousing manifesto that will inspire everyone to take care of their financial future.


  

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I hope that I will be able to get my grandchildren, possible even children to read this book at the appropriate time. Unfortunately this is what the work and education world looks like for those now ... Read full review

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Read the first two chapters, and you'll probably be all set -- although the concept is an interesting one: there is no doubt that for young people today, the costs of starting out on your own (school ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
ABOUT THE RESEARCH
ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
EIGHT
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
PERMISSIONS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Anya Kamenetz received her B.A. from Yale in 2002 and writes for New York magazine, Salon, The Nation, and The Village Voice, where she earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her contributions to the series "Generation Debt: The New Economics of Being Young." She has appeared on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer as a spokesperson on the employment obstacles facing youth.

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