AmericorpslogoAt The Nation, Full Stop founding editor Max Rivlin-Nadler explores how Americorps, which began with such promise, has become a tool of austerity.

From his article, “The Young, Low-Wage, Temporary Disaster Relief Army,”

Young Americans getting paid very little to perform essential work for the government: AmeriCorps is at once a real opportunity and a symptom of austerity. Its members are either being offered a pathway to a career—or they’re being used to lower the cost of social services for a government devoted to budget-cutting. Or, more likely, both.

You can read the rest of his investigation here.


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