I have issues with the passage at the end, when Jay states:
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This seemed like an odd thing to say, to me, because the future is all that my twenty-something friends are thinking about: what careers they want, where they want to live, and who they want to be with. That's why twentysomethings are having a hard time of it in today's economy. They know what they want -- good jobs, financial independence, and (in some cases) families -- but they're having trouble getting it. Not being able to move out or find jobs equal to their level of education both embarrasses and worries twentysomethings. It embarrasses us because we feel like we're failing at life, and it worries us for many reasons, one of which is because I know that how much we earn in the formative years of our careers will influence how much we earn when we get to be experienced professionals.
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