“Although on the surface the United States is a meritocracy and committed to equal opportunity, in…”

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“Although on the surface the United States is a meritocracy and committed to equal opportunity, in fact it is ‘creating a rigid class hierarchy based on ascription and birth.’”

The best way to nab your dream job out of college? Be born rich. – Quartz

Grayturnships insure you’ll never get promoted again.

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Remember how workers were supposed to retire and open up higher positions and jobs for young people to move in to? That’s not happening because retirement is basically dead! Instead we’ll get grayternships, where older workers who would normally have r…

How much my novel cost me

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How much my novel cost me:

Writing my first book got me into debt. To finish the next one, I had to become solvent

This is an amazing read for a lot of reasons, 
for painting a reality to the insanity of Girls, who’s creator Gould sets up as sort of her foil; 
for being an honest and well-written argument both for and against novel writing (as opposed to the quasi-mystical crap you’ll usually find); 
and for being a sort of snapshot of the literate Millennial.

More than that, it’s fascinating as a sort of counter-narrative to the old stories from our parents: this is no fairy tale, you’re not special, sometimes getting by is more important than starving for the ideal.

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