Guided by the mythology of the “American dream”—the idea that, given the opportunity, the deserving will excel and rise above their peers—politicians often attribute unemployment to a mystical “skills gap.”
|By: spocko Friday October 5, 2012 4:15 pm|
Lots of talk about jobs, jobs, jobs for the infamous small businesses. But not all jobs are good jobs and as Anat Shenker-Osorio would say, how you define small businesses matters. During the debate lots of numbers were thrown around and “average people” were discussed. (BTW, wouldn’t it be fun to track down the woman who grabbed Mitt’s arm to ask about jobs and hear if this really happened and what he said to her at the time? Might he have tweaked the story a bit?)
|By: Amanda Marcotte Sunday May 13, 2012 1:59 pm|
Madeleine Kunin certainly knows from women and work. She’s been the governor of Vermont and the Ambassador to Switzerland. Before all that, she did her time as a journalist, a college professor, and an activist. She’s seen the feminist movement go through many permutations, and in her new book The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family, she details out her vision for where feminism should go next. Kunin argues that the movement hasn’t paid quite enough attention to the family, and specifically advocating for policies that allow women (and men) the ability to balance their work lives and their family lives in our hectic, work-focused world.
|By: June Carbone Sunday November 7, 2010 1:59 pm|
As the economy fails to improve, as we chart the rise of the Tea Party and the Republican Party’s ability to express disdain for unemployment benefits without significant political cost, Americans lack a roadmap for the role of class and gender in the new American landscape. Joan Williams’ book, Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter (Harvard 2010), supplies that roadmap. The book creates an innovative framework for examining the relationship between law, work and family in the post-industrial economy.
|By: masaccio Sunday October 3, 2010 12:45 pm|
Conservative economists say raising taxes will lead to lower employment. Low taxes already led to lower employment. With their track record, it’s probably safe to ignore them.
|By: Michael Whitney Friday October 23, 2009 5:29 pm|
I need your help to name this new blog. I have a couple ideas that I’ll share, but I’m interested in hearing what you think FDL’s labor blog should be named.