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economic crisis, recession, unemployment »

[15 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]

The rich get richer, the rest of us need income security. The sad reality and absurdity of our economic situation is on display in today’s New York Times. Two front-page stories, conveniently – thoughtfully? deliberately? – placed next to each other, present two sides of “the economy.” First, because it’s higher on the page, is: [...]

capitalism, other countries »

[8 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]

Pope Benedict, capitalism, and income security for all “Pope Benedict XVI says modern capitalism is failing.” That was the caption on a CNN website story, here, about the Pope’s encyclical published just ahead of President Obama and other G8 leaders arrival in Italy. Too bad the Pope didn’t go a step further and present the [...]

economic crisis, unemployment »

[3 Jul 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Will 30 million Americans demand income security? Official unemployment is now 9.5 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. As reported in the New York Times: The American economy lost 467,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate edged up to 9.5 percent in a sobering indication that the most painful downturn since the [...]