"Some 16% of 16- to 24-year-olds are unemployed," says the boomerang generation scare piece. Well, some 25% of 16- to 24-year-olds are legal minors attending highschool who wouldn't be pressured to work in a properly functioning society. Does the unemployed percent go up or down if we exclude child labor?


I have to disagree with your "properly functioning society" remark. A properly functioning society would provide useful work-learning opportunities for teens, instead of keeping them in a protective shell until they're rudely dumped in the working world upon high school/college graduation, often with little clue about how to handle themselves in the new environment.


In response to the season ticket pricing article:

Instead of bundling the 10 games together (8 reg + 2 preseason), why not charge whatever would be the market value per separate bundles (or preseason games individually). By the same logic cereal and milk ought to be required as a bundle, purchased together.

But all griping aside, season tickets are a luxury, if you don't like it buy something else.


Probably because it's impossible to determine a ticket's value weeks or months prior to the game. Nobody knows if a week 16 game like Pittsburgh at Green Bay is going to be a mismatch or a Super Bowl preview. Plus, while teams may lose revenue selling tickets at slightly discounted rates, bundling increases the number of ticket sales, raising attendance. Once teams get fans to come out, they make big bucks off parking passes ($15-30 a game), concessions, and merchandise.