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Martin Luther King, unemployment »

[19 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]

The day after the MLK holiday, and Bob Herbert of the New York Times has an op-ed on King, concluding that King’s “long campaign for economic justice has been all but forgotten.” The irony is that Herbert seems to have forgotten King’s emphasis on guaranteed income in addition to jobs. Here are the last few [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]