Recession PTSD Has Returned

I lived through this in 2008. Now I’m living through it again — and so are my students.

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“So, there’s no salary, per se. It’s more of a… well, it depends on how hard you work.”

I was in a nigh-abandoned office building somewhere in some unknown corner of New Jersey, 2,000 miles from home, looking at this greasy fortysomething White…