It's the strangest thing, to listen to two intelligent progressives talk about the economy without using talking points or jargon, isn't it? Since Krugman has a new book ("End This Depression Now!"), he's out making the rounds on all the talk
(h/t Heather at VideoCafe) The unemployment report that came out this week was something of a mixed blessing, as I reported earlier. The unemployment rate is coming down, the lowest it's been in two and a half years. But unfortunately, that
Although it sounds like good news, I'd hold off on the cheering just yet: The American unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to its lowest level in two and a half years in November, despite the many global crises batting against the economy.
(h/t Heather at VideoCafe) It is a truism rarely acknowledged in this country: the single most important infrastructure investment we can make for the future is in education. I'm not talking about retrofitting the buildings or constructing more
In The Nation, Frances Fox Piven, one of Glenn Beck's favorite targets, raises an important question: How do we mobilize the jobless to political action? As 2011 begins, nearly 15 million people are officially unemployed in the United States