*A few days after writing this brief comment, I decided to look further. Of course, the fact that a word isn't in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary doesn't mean that the word is "made up." At least if you believe Wikipedia, the word "precarity" has been around since at least 1952, being used in that year by Dorothy Day, one of my favorite people in the world. My apologies to In These Times. And the articles are worth reading!