On the face of it, it sounds ridiculous: Of all the reasons young men may face challenges in today’s economy, the allure of playing video games is one of them.
However, the Washington Post reports: “Why amazing video games could be causing a big problem for America.”
The piece reports on new research that “may help explain one of the most alarming aspects of the nation’s economic recovery: Even as the unemployment rate has fallen to low levels, an unusually large percentage of able-bodied men, particularly the young and less-educated, are either not working or not working full-time.”
The Post writes: “The researchers are not merely saying that young men, out of work, are turning to video games. They’re saying that increasingly sophisticated video games are luring young men away from the workforce. To determine this, the researchers analyzed changes in how people were allocating their time to leisure, and ran…
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