Where Are The Great Recession’s Steinbecks?

“There are millions like me: people over 50, professional credentials (and achievements), working as ‘consultants’ and not earning a penny, living on savings, trying to re-train. … When you include us, the actual number of unemployed in America is closer to 20% than 9%. Now, that number is eye-popping. So why do writers and artists seem uninterested in the human toll of this terrifying downturn?”

Source: BBC 05/11/11