Unpaid Internships, A Career Pathway for the Wealthy

Unpaid Internships, A Career Pathway for the Wealthy

Unpaid Internships, A Career Pathway for the Wealthy

The scourge of unpaid internships must stop. It’s give an enormous advantage to those with the money to live without income. It’s a slap in the face to every highly skilled motivated American who has to pass on these opportunities they lack inherited wealth or well placed families.

These are jobs, period. Most of us can’t work for no money. But these jobs provide vital contacts for later careers specifically politics and lobbying.

Essentially these are an extension of the charmed lives of the children of the wealthy, you know, the pompous fools proclaiming they got everything they have through hard work and intelligence when their every move was cushioned by private and public wealth. It is an ongoing somber warning to the 99% that you are not a player in this game.

It’s time for this practice to end and that the Obama White House continues to do it is not surprising. This administration is just as wired into the system of the malefactors of great wealth as any previous administration.

Let’s have a real system of interns made up of the best and brightest of those in our colleges and universities. Ability and competence are common characteristics among this great people, the Americans. Surely we can set up a program where college students can compete on the basis of ability not birth.

James Pilant

How the young elite rise in Washington, D.C. – Salon.com

What do you call an employer that refuses to pay its workers any salary at all? Answer: The White House.

via How the young elite rise in Washington, D.C. – Salon.com.