Should Recent College Grads “Take it Slow?”

A condescending Times op-ed by English professor Mark Edmunson advises young people to "take it slow" and "do nothing" after college, as he did in the 70s. 

It's nothing new to regard Gen-Y as overly conventional and careerist. But there's good reason for us to be that way: "Doing nothing" does not provide rent money or health insurance in an era when the cost of these basic necessities puts them out of reach for many rock band roadies and cab drivers, two of the jobs Edmunson recommends for college graduates. 

Alas, finding oneself just isn't as affordable as it used to be.

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