Herman Cain vs. G.K. Chesterton

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is winning cheers on the campaign trail for telling the poor and the unemployed that they have only themselves to blame: “Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks — if you don’t have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself!” G.K. Chesterton offered a different perspective: [Read More…]

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Why are those OWS protesters so upset?

Wall Streeter Joshua Brown (a “Reformed Broker“) offers one answer in a post candidly titled “This Is Why They Hate You and Want You to Die“: You want to know why everyone in this country hates you and wants you dead, you big stupid [frakking] bank? Here’s why, pay attention: Bank of America Corp will [Read More…]

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God is not registered to vote in New Hampshire

Taegan Goddard points us to this Bloomberg story, noting that no less than four of the contenders for the Republican nomination are on record as saying they were called by God to run for president. The Almighty has reportedly called Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and businessman [Read More…]

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Recent Republican jobs proposals

The Republican Party opposes President Barack Obama’s jobs bill, which Macroeconomic Advisers says will boost America’s GDP and add more than 2 million jobs in the next two years. (See also former McCain campaign economist Mark Zandi — who says the bill would create 1.9 million jobs next year.) But it’s not as though Republicans [Read More…]

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Sept. 30, 1934, Fireside Chat, President Franklin D. Roosevelt

To those who say that our expenditures for Public Works and other means for recovery are a waste that we cannot afford, I answer that no country, however rich, can afford the waste of its human resources. Demoralization caused by vast unemployment is our greatest extravagance. Morally, it is the greatest menace to our social [Read More…]

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'We know how to get out of this mess'

We have a lot of work to be done, just waiting for people to do it. We have a lot of people without work to do. This really isn’t complicated. Here’s Dean Baker this morning for the Center for Economic Policy and Research: We know how to get out of this mess, we have known [Read More…]

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Last week's jobs thread …

… only had a handful of comments. Probably a hint that this attempt at longshot-networking isn’t working. So instead of starting another new thread today, let’s try redirecting back to last week’s to see if we can’t drum up a few more responses there. [Read more…]

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Job Seekers Open Thread

. Job seekers: Let us know where you are and what you’re looking for. Everybody: Skim through and see if you know something, or know someone, or know someone who knows someone, who might help out one of our job seekers. [Read more…]

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