March

Unemployment, the November elections and the left

What I'd like to see: more progressive candidates challenging the Blue Dogs and Republicans this fall, and a radical left-democratic national electoral agenda.

Krugman's attack on China

We must find the mix of policies that accommodates rising incomes for both Chinese and American workers - a trade war with China is no answer.

Double dip danger

What does the economic future hold? The commentators in business media are like fortune tellers, reading the future in a bunch of soggy tea leaves. Fewer jobs lost than expected in February? The economy must be on the mend. Rail traffic down 1.7% from a year ago? Trouble ahead.

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‘But we don’t have any work’

Like most people here in Reno, Nevada, who are looking for work, I just call myself a statistic and hope for the best.

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Does Detroit have a future?

Last month I visited Detroit and once again saw first-hand what can only be described as an economic and human catastrophe.