Opinion

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Crumbling bridges, rotting pipes and a jobless economy

A public works program would create thousands of jobs and repair the nation's crumbling infrastructure.

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Austerity is wrong medicine for bleeding economy

What is delaying an economic recovery is not too much spending and a growing deficit, but not enough federal spending.

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Organized jobless: a powerful force

At few times in our nation's history has the cry for jobs - and the need to organize those doing the crying - been more apparent and more possible.

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Republican “jobs” plan: tax cuts for the rich

Give a business owner a million dollars a day in "incentives" - if no one is coming into the store, the owner will not create a single new job.

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Television gets “Outsourced”

Somehow, an NBC sitcom about U.S. jobs going overseas is becoming a hit.

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Investing in clean transportation could create 3.7 million jobs

Comprehensive energy and climate policies, and infrastructure spending on clean transportation, could create 3.7 million jobs in the U.S., a new study shows.

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People before Profits: Sound bites about jobs

The Republicans are fond of saying that small business creates 70 percent of all jobs. They don't tell you that small business is also responsible for 70 percent of all layoffs. That's the nature of small business. They start up and go out of business all the time.

The departure of Lawrence Summers and the fight for jobs

Whether and how the Obama economic team shifts after the departure of Summers will reflect much more than simply what the president would like to do.

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A 21st century program for jobs

The following is a brief video that describes the current jobs crisis and its solution through a program for jobs in a green, productive, people before profits economy for the 21st Century.

 

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Jeers to fat assets, cheers for action on jobs

Fortune 500 companies are sitting on $1.18 trillion while Alan Simpson calls seniors "greedy geezers" - but cheers to the folks and organizations who are doing something about it.

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