If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself — spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working. Gina Rinehart, the world’s richest woman. Gina, by the way, inherited her billions from her family.
In part, the internships are necessary because of basic law of supply and demand: there are a huge number of eager, ambitious young people all scrambling to get a very small number of jobs. While understandable, the result is a class system where those wealthy enough to afford to live without income in an expensive city … get experience and access to jobs. Young people in the middle class or from more modest backgrounds are shut out – the economics simply don’t work. Joshua Foust, “The Uneven Playing Field of Unpaid Internships.” Read more.