The job market is flooded with overqualified geriatric workers wiling to work for a fraction of their worth. Thanks to near zero interest rates, they'll take any money they can get for their highly developed skills. And they do. Meanwhile, younger workers in the heart of what would be the skill-developing portion of their careers are missing out and will never be as competitive as their older peers.
This is an example of you finding an opinion piece using snap shot statistics in a small period of time, and running with the opinion's explanation of data even though the explanation isn't true or is a half truth.
During recessions with stagnant job growth and a large increase in unemployment, older workers with work experience tend to find work easier than those without experience as employers were looking people that could increase production immediately instead of investing money in training of younger workers.
Keep in mind that older workers have almost always had the lowest unemployment rate so this isn't some new phenomenon brought on by the Fed:
Notice than that during every recession the gap in unemployment that arises between 25-54 and the 55+ ages. The number runs in very similar pattern, but during the times right after the recessions the 25-54 sees a much bigger spike in unemployment than the 55+. You see that in the gap increase between the red and gray lines get a bit wider during recessions and immediate recovery.
Now if you look here you will see that since 1993 there has been a steady increase in the 55+ demographic in the workforce.
What happened in the 90's that made 55 years of steady decrease in the 55+ workforce change into a steady increase over the last 20 years? It wasn't government or the Fed, it was a decision by the employer's to replace defined–benefit retirement plans with defined-contribution retirement plans, allowing employers to shift more responsibility for retirement income to the employee that really gained steam in the 90's. There are other factors as well, but that is more than a coincidence.
So the fact that older workers are always more employed than other workers, along with the fact that unemployment for older workers doubled during the recession, the 55+ workforce is larger than anytime in history, and the fact that there are limited jobs because of the recession it is very understandable and not anything conspiratorial that older workers are getting a high percentage of the jobs available.
Having said that the 55+ work force is polarizing because, although many of the new jobs were filled by them, that demographic still has the longest long term unemployment
Although the rate of unemployment among older workers is lower than that for their younger counterparts, older persons who do become unemployed spend more time searching for work. In February 2010, workers aged 55 years and older had an average duration of joblessness of 35.5 weeks (not seasonally adjusted), compared with 23.3 weeks for those aged 16 to 24 years and 30.3 weeks for those aged 25 to 54 years.
The longer duration of unemployment among older workers also is reflected in a higher proportion of the unemployed who have been jobless for extended periods. For example, nearly half (49.1 percent) of older jobseekers had been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer in February 2010, compared with 28.5 percent of workers aged 16 to 24 years and 41.3 percent of workers aged 25 to 54 years
Meanwhile the government is enslaving the young working class all the while making it harder for them to break free of their chains.
You linked to your thread about how college was a farce.
I find that hard to believe. During the worst part of the recession (07-09) here was the employment percentage changes by education level:
Total Change: -4.7%
No High School Diploma: -7.5%
High School Diploma Only: -6.8%
Some College (including associates degrees): -4.3%
Bachelor's Degree or higher: +.4%
So during the recession, employment actually rose for those with a college education while all other levels were crushed.
So people with a college education actually saw slight job growth during the recession.