Obama Tells Unemployed They’re Not a Priority; Republicans Call for New Hoover

By: Thursday December 3, 2009 7:10 pm

Early reports from the mis-named “Jobs Summit” convey the discouraging message that the Obama Administration doesn’t think dramatic and rapid reductions in unemployment are a high priority.


AFL-CIO Calls for $500 Billion in New Jobs Spending, Strengthened Safety Net, More Aid to States

By: Wednesday December 2, 2009 2:40 pm

Today, the AFL-CIO and other groups held a conference call to discuss a number of job creation strategies, all of which need to be considered to “flood the zone” with a number of projects.

James Galbraith on How Government Deficits Saved Us and Are Still Needed

By: Wednesday December 2, 2009 9:30 am

At a recent conference Prof. Jame Galbraith provides a useful layman’s explanation for why further deficit spending is needed despite the calls from deficit scolds.

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