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It’s Official: The Boomerang
Kids Won’t Leave

New York Times, by Adam Davidson

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/22/2014 4:28:43 AM

Annie Kasinecz has two different ways of explaining why, at age 27, she still lives with her mom. In the first version — the optimistic one — she says that she is doing the sensible thing by living rent-free as she plans her next career move. After graduating from Loyola University Chicago, Kasinecz struggled to support herself in the midst of the recession, working a series of unsatisfying jobs — selling ads at the soon-to-be bankrupt Sun-Times, bagging groceries at Whole Foods, bartending — in order to pay down her student loans. But she inevitably grew frustrated with each job


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cheese, 6/22/2014 6:40:49 AM     (No. 9895282)

This is a fascinating article -- read the entire thing and take the lefty bits with a grain of salt and you´ll still learn a lot.

Don´t forget to look at the slide show that´s part of the article -- you´ll get some Sunday morning belly laughs when you see these gently-confused tender snowflakes with $80,000 in debt from their Environmental Studies college education and their part-time malt shop employment.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Submariner, 6/22/2014 8:30:25 AM     (No. 9895377)

Not a word about hope and change.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: AltaD, 6/22/2014 8:51:31 AM     (No. 9895404)

FTA: Computer technology and global trade forced manual laborers to compete with machines at home and with low-wage workers in other countries.

And as this article points out, these changes have been impacting blue and white-collar jobs for decades. The hard facts of life shouldn´t be a surprise to this generation and yet, they continue to waste thousands at private colleges for useless degrees.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 6/22/2014 10:05:59 AM     (No. 9895476)

I have friends with a 30+ year old son still living at home (and tagging along with his parents when they´re invited out). For over ten years, all I heard from the parents was excuses why the son wasn´t employed despite a degree in Computer Science and great grades. Just recently, the mother told me she was "ready for him to move out."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steph_gray, 6/22/2014 12:23:14 PM     (No. 9895630)

All these parents need to watch the movie Failure to Launch.

I have a moonbat friend who have actually bought real estate to accommodate all their kids who still live at home, moving out of one address so that their kids could have it. The mind boggles. Having no kids myself I´m not sure how I would have gotten any to "launch" but it would have been a priority!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/22/2014 12:50:09 PM     (No. 9895656)

It´s very enlightening to read the whole article. I listened to the audio interviews too. What would happen if these kids had no parents to run to for security? Could they buck up, grow up and find that
determination to make it no matter what? The apathy in their voices was very sad.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Harvey, 6/22/2014 1:05:20 PM     (No. 9895671)

Time for POBs (Parents of Boomerangs) to grow a pair and show their babies the front door, then change the locks. Continuing to "help" is unadulterated enabling! Do you not love your offspring?, and do you think so little of them that you would handicap them for life?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/22/2014 1:09:45 PM     (No. 9895676)

We must have been bad parents. Each of our children couldn´t wait to finish college, get a job and an apartment and begin their adult lives. Neither returned home.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: provide, 6/22/2014 5:24:12 PM     (No. 9895949)

They will be the first in line to vote for Hillary.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/22/2014 5:45:08 PM     (No. 9895969)

When I was growing up - people didn´t leave home until they got married. Not just my family - it was just that way in the neighborhood - Queens, New York - 1950s and 60s - just ordinary middle class - mostly Catholic.

Just thinking about the families on our street - I recall almost every other house had someone unmarried still at home into their 30s and 40s - both men and women.

My brothers first left home when they entered the Marines - and moved back home afterwards - and stayed until they married. One of my aunts never married and lived with my grandparents.

My grandfather had a sister and a brother who never married - lived at home. Even back one further generation - I found when doing our family genealogy, one of my grandfather´s uncles still lived home with his mother.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hammock, 6/22/2014 9:39:40 PM     (No. 9896171)

#10 I recall that being the case with my parent´s generation. People lived wherever it was cheapest, which was with family. Jobs were scarce and times were tough. Looks like the future.

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