Young People Take the Economy Into Their Own Hands

Politicians love to talk about young people. Debt is hoisted "on the backs of Americans of the next generation," warns Michele Bachmann. We must free ourselves so that "our children" are "free to pursue their dreams" says Tim Pawlenty. Let's "win the future," says President Obama, for "our kids."

But where are the frontlines of that future, the young Americans, who are getting battered and burdened by America's current economic woes? What are they doing? Shopping for sweet shwag and listening to 90s hip hop?