--Kenneth Jost, Associate Editor
Takeaway: “Hotz defines a hacker as ‘somebody with a set of skills,’ and points out that the skills alone don’t make you good or evil. It’s up to you to decide how to use them.”
For more, see our Sept. 16, 2011, report, Computer Hacking.
--Marcia Clemmitt, Staff Writer
Synopsis: Joblessness among the young is at a crisis level: Unemployment among workers under age 25 was 16.4 percent versus 8.1 percent overall. But unlike many groups in the United States, younger, jobless Americans didn’t have advocacy organizations behind them. Think AARP for older Americans.
Takeaway: Help is on the way. Two new movements have arisen to fight for the young and jobless: Campaign for Young America and Fix Young America. Both have gotten the attention of lawmakers and are laying out policy recommendations, including college loan forgiveness.
For CQ Researcher coverage see: “Student Debt,” Oct. 21, 2011.
--Thomas J. Colin, Contributing Editor