Ben Stein is always available to help you understand your worthlessness.
The people who have been laid off and cannot find work are generally people with poor work habits and poor personalities. I say “generally” because there are exceptions. But in general, as I survey the ranks of those who are unemployed, I see people who have overbearing and unpleasant personalities and/or who do not know how to do a day’s work. They are people who create either little utility or negative utility on the job.
I mean, he understands your recession troubles, because his rich friends “in the very tony neighborhoods where I hang out, like Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage and Malibu” are having hardships too. It’s just that he needs you to comprehend the fact that you have no value as a human being.