Dr. Helen

"In short, there is an unprecedented supply of working-age Americans who do not hold jobs."

The Weekly Standard: “1 in 6 American Men Between Ages 25-54 Are Not Working:”

“Although defenders of the current economy attribute shrinking labor force participation to the increasing pace of retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, these new statistics above confirm a trend that Barron’s recently diagnosed: ‘The ratio of those over 55 in the workforce actually ticked up’—in other words, older Americans are being forced to return to work in a poor economy to make ends meet while many younger Americans simply aren’t working at all. In short, there is an unprecedented supply of working-age Americans who do not hold jobs.”

My guess? A good number of those men are on Social Security disability or working under the table. And since many men in this age group no longer have families, it is easier to simply go on strike.