Category Archives: Jobs Bills
I like David Roberts. I could even have a man crush on him for his ability to write about green issues with clarity and honesty. I’ve met him twice at Netroots and been charmed. But he’s been wrong before (haven’t … Continue reading
CHALLENGE: During this recession, there have been five unemployed applicants to every new job. Hiring discrimination against the unemployed has made it even harder for the unemployed to find a job. Today, more Americans are unemployed than serving in the American … Continue reading
Not to be alarmist, but the beams at fault in the Sherman Minton Bridge closure are apparently going to turn up in bridges everywhere: Inspectors discovered several fractures in the Sherman Minton Bridge well before Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels’ abrupt … Continue reading
Empirical evidence that federal jobs spending works, which is why Republicans oppose it so fervently. The first is via PoliticusUSA, the second via Jed Lewison at DKos.
I said yesterday: Friday’s progressive freakout over nixed EPA smog rules is not really about fighting smog, but the myopia of issue focus in the blogosphere and the inflated currency of online outrage. Transportation is a wonky subject that often … Continue reading
The Wall Street Journal: The Labor Department’s report on work experience in 2009, released today, highlights the long-term unemployment problem that’s likely to linger for years. Some 5.8 million job-seekers were without work for the entire year in 2009, an … Continue reading
My girlfriend’s mother is still recovering from her car wreck in December. She was due to start a new job the next day, but of course she’s now unemployed — and as a result of the accident, she will probably … Continue reading