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Jobless men are the thorniest social issue in the US. Edward Glaeser, August 31, 2014, Opinion. "WHEN I was born, in 1967, only 5.2 percent of men between ages 25 and 54 were jobless. Over my lifetime, I have watched that number grow relentlessly to 16.6 percent today. This ocean of underemployment is the country’s most difficult social issue, because we are far from agreeing about how to get America working again. Those on the left favor infrastructure spending; the right wants to reform the social safety net. Political action, however, will require finding middle ground..." May require purchase or user account. Link