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opinion | jennifer graham

A generation of idle trophy kids

Word that 6 million young people are not working or studying comes as no surprise to anyone with a millennial in the basement.

While their parents weren’t looking, Generation X gave way to Generation Vex, an amiable, tech-savvy, yet minimally employable crop of Americans who will ultimately need more subsidies than a dairy farmer. Staying on the family health insurance until age 26 is just the beginning.

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