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...]

Larry Summers on 'the jobs deficit'

From an interview with Larry Summers by Walter Isaacson at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference: The biggest problem the country has right now is not the budget deficit. The biggest problem the country has right now is the jobs deficit.¬†Yes, there’s a risk that we will misplay things and make the mistakes of the 1970s, and [Read More...]

Facebook's Grand Bargain

The following is making the rounds on Facebook as a smug, “just-folks like me are so much smarter than all those idiots in Washington” piece of myth-making: Salary of the US President. ..$400,000. Salary of retired US Presidents …$180,000. Salary of House/Senate…$174, 000. Salary of Speaker of the House…$223,500… Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders… $193,400… Average [Read More...]

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. I don’t know if we’ve hit the grand prize yet of someone actually landing [Read More...]

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. The Internet is a strange and sometimes wonderful place, so who knows? Maybe we’ll [Read More...]

We have a wheelbarrow

“I mean, if we only had a wheelbarrow, that would be something.” Thank you to everyone for your kind words and generosity in response to my getting laid off from the slowly dying newspaper industry. I’ve been struck, too, by how many others here — regular readers and commenters — are among the 14 million [Read More...]

Cut waste, create jobs, save money — what's not to like?

With 14 million Americans looking for employment, former President Bill Clinton offers his suggestions for “14 ways to put America back to work.” It’s a pretty good list. A few of these things were included in bits and patches and pieces in the original too-small Recovery Act but need to be done, as Clinton suggests, [Read More...]

Making work

The previous post was a bit of a bitter joke. I’m not seriously advocating any of those ideas as the best ways of addressing America’s jobs crisis (although we should be teaching music and art and it is probably long past time to try something other than the isolation strategy that has failed to work [Read More...]


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