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    the concept of precarity tip-toe-ing its way into the conversation, even if as yet in a truncated form.  I've been trying to advance that discussion since the middle of he last decade, since before the crash.  It was the increase of precarity, particularly among younger (and older) workers that made something like the crash an inevitability in my mind well before it actually came to pass.  Today we see a much more cohesive anti-austerity movement in Europe than in the US, and that's because the anti-austerity action there grew out of a preexisting anti-precarity movement.

    Absolutely younger worlers have to be in the lead in terms of making this changed political environment happen.  The one key piece of advice I have is to NOT set it up as a generational conflict.  The people in their 50s and early 60s who have lost not just their jobs, but their careers, their livelihoods, that will never again be decently paid productive members of the work force are natural allies.  Find ways to reach out and build bridges to all those getting the back of hegemony's hand in the form of precarity.

    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    by ActivistGuy on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 09:47:45 AM PDT

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