The job market is weird The first thing you learn in college microeconomics is that markets are awesome. They bring the people who need something together with the people who can provide it, at a price that makes sense. It takes until the third or fourth lecture for the professor to hit you with the truth: markets fail, in all sorts of ways, all the time. The job market has problems, and the best evidence for this is that it takes at least 2-3 months of solid effort to find a full-time job. The problem is information: people are complicated,…

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