We get one of these shitposts about once a month now, don't we?
- For Hurst, the pull that games exerted on his son helped illustrate what's happening to young men in the broader economy. Between 2000 and 2015, he said, the percentage of lower-skilled men aged 21 to 55 who had a job dropped from 84 percent to 77 percent, "a massive change relative to historical levels." The decline is particularly acute among men in their 20s. Employment fell 10 points over the same period, from 82 percent to 72 percent. In 2015, he noted, 22 percent of men in their 20s who lacked a college degree had not worked a single day during the previous year—up from 10 percent in 2000.
So the jobs for young men are gone and they have no money and people wonder why they play games. For the cost of ten movie theater tickets you can get a console or a cheap PC and have thousands of hours of entertainment. And Reason, of all the places, writes an article on it.