"This is the first generation of young Americans that our government systematically disfavors and the first generation of Americans whose prospects are lower than those of their parents," write the economists Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Jared Meyer in their book, "Disinherited: How Washington is Betraying America's Young."
"Americans who are employed or looking for a job rose four tenths of a percentage point between December and March, one of the fastest increases since the beginning of 2010," she wrote in April. "The number of unemployed out of work for more than 26 weeks declined by 110,000. One of the reasons was undoubtedly the end of emergency unemployment benefits."
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