Men Without Work

America's Invisible Crisis

This week’s book review is Men Without Work by Nicholas Eberstadt

Eberstadt defines a problem in the US that has so far remained invisible to the public: There are literally tens of millions of able-bodied American men who have left the US workforce and are not even trying to participate.

He goes into great detail with charts, research reports, and statistics to try and frame the problem and understand why it is happening. Although he has some ideas on how to solve the problem, the book does not try to create a solution but rather focuses on framing the problem.

Take a look at the chart below to see the worrisome decline in the workforce participation!