About those youth protestors in Great Britain this Summer (and France last Summer — and yes North Africa and Syria this Summer) all driven in no small part by economic frustration and a feeling of powerlessness combined with abuse in varying degrees.

And now WELCOME TO MODERN AMERICA!

In July, the employment-population ratio for youth—the proportion of the 16- to 24-year old civilian noninstitutional population that was employed—was 48.8 percent, a record low for the series, though only marginally lower than in July 2010. (The month of July typically is the summertime peak in youth employment.)

Completely fell off the cliff in the latter Bush years and has not improved, and there’s no impetus to improve it.

But hey Washington, you just go on letting the tea party decide things.

(h/t Amped Status)