February 13, 2014

What's a Precariat?

David Brooks on The American Precariat

the Precariat is the growing class of people living with short-term and part-time work with precarious living standards and “without a narrative of occupational development.” They live with multiple forms of insecurity and are liable to join protest movements across the political spectrum.

The American Precariat seems more hunkered down, insecure, risk averse, relying on friends and family but without faith in American possibilities. This fatalism is historically uncharacteristic of America.

Posted by Jill Fallon at February 13, 2014 3:07 PM | Permalink