Tag Archives: jobless

Will Obama get real about jobs?


[Hard to tell why the woman in the video is working herself up to jump off a bridge. Maybe it’s Jolson’s voice.] I’m posting this right before the State of the Union address, in the hope that my remarks will … Continue reading

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Joking about the jobless in The Times


There are many jerks in positions of authority, but this fact isn’t likely to hit you on a gut level unless you’re unemployed and in debt and sending resumes to that black hole in the Internet where job applications disappear. … Continue reading

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Out of work, out of sight, out of mind


In the  1930s, the jobless were big news. Now they’re invisible. Media coverage of the unemployment problem pretty much ended on July 22, when President Obama signed a bill extending coverage to 2.5 million Americans whose benefits had been blocked … Continue reading

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