[T]he one chart that truly captures the latent fear behind the scenes in Europe is that showing youth unemployment in the continent's troubled countries (and frankly everywhere else). Because the last thing Europe needs is a discontented, disenfranchised, and devoid of hope youth roving the streets with nothing to do, easily susceptible to extremist and xenophobic tendencies: after all, it must be "someone's" fault that there are no job opportunities for anyone. Below we present the youth (16-24) unemployment in three select European countries (and the general Eurozone as a reference point).Durden also asks, "the real question is if there is no hope for tomorrow, what is the opportunity cost of doing something stupid and quite irrational today?" Answer: zero--meaning riot in the streets.
source: Zero Hedge
An equally important question is "what if Democrats replicate Europe's failed welfare state here in America?" Answer: see above.
(via reader Warren)