The frustration of the long-term unemployed: The Onion

From the Pew Research Center [pdf link], the General Accounting Office [pdf link] and the Washington Post, the hard news about older unemployed people:  Bad news…55 to 64-year-olds have fared worst in the recession than any other demographic.  But from The Onion, the same kind of news — Matt Millen on TV simply too muchContinue reading “The frustration of the long-term unemployed: The Onion”

GOP wins debt ceiling battle: Unemployment to rise

According to the one economic think tank, the Economic Policy Institute, the newly-signed debt deal ceiling will cost the economy 1.8 million jobs: The agreement to raise the debt ceiling just announced by policymakers in Washington not only erodes funding for public investments and safety-net spending, but also misses an important opportunity to address the lackContinue reading “GOP wins debt ceiling battle: Unemployment to rise”

The Fabulousness of Unemployment

As circulation continues to crater, the Los Angeles Times laid off another forty or so staffers this week, including numerous veterans who somehow survived the last two years of terror at the beleaguered newspaper. Among them was a dashing columnist named Tina Daunt, who has reacted by going (on her blog at least) with sheerContinue reading “The Fabulousness of Unemployment”