One in five American men don’t work: Where’s the outrage?


via One in five American men don’t work: Where’s the outrage? – The Term Sheet: Fortune’s deals blog Term Sheet.

Has anyone in Washington noticed that 20% of American men are not working? That’s right. One out of five men in this country are collecting unemployment, in prison, on disability, operating in the underground economy, or getting by on the paychecks of wives or girlfriends or parents. The equivalent number in 1970, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, was 7%.

We don’t value men as we used to.

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