The "grey area" is that there are not enough decent jobs. Paging the Ayn Randites and the Free Traders: you've made a mess. No more factories, no more office jobs, outsourced, centralized, only cheap youth wanted, and low wages with no insurance. Victory.
Also, women can fail to find work because they've been convicted of, say, marijuana possession and no longer can get student loans, or get a job because they are former felons. Hell, you can't even enter Canada if you've been convicted of a pot crime. We've new corporate services that do nothing by track your criminal and financial history and provide reports to our new lords. You get a bad score, you don't exist. How many millions of people can't get a good job because of our new data lords? In the old days, you could move out of state and try to start over. No more. No where in the world to start over.
When we sold Russia out from under its citizens in the early Nineties, half the population lost their jobs and now lives in perpetual poverty. The single greatest supplier of young desperate, cheap, porn actresses in the world, all from Shock Doctrineing the Soviet Union into hell.
You want a better world? Start taxing rich people, pass laws to create jobs, and re-create the middle classes. They need jobs, good paying jobs.