Category Archives: Unemployment Blues

If Your Recession Lasts More Than 99 weeks…

More lazy-ass blogging:  Once you get past the Viagra commercial, this 60 Minutes piece on unemployment in Silicon Valley and environs is pretty good at showing what the face of long-term unemployment looks like in this country now.  These are … Continue reading

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Herbert Hoover to the Rescue

Today’s Wall Street Journal features an opinion piece by someone named Robert Barro, who is “an economics professor at Harvard University and a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution” (one wonders if the Hoover fellows start every morning expressing … Continue reading

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The Great Disconnect

Headline in today’s Wall Street Journal: Democratic Seats Vulnerable on Jobs Duh. Michelle Rena Jones cheered when candidates Barack Obama and Joe Biden visited south-central Michigan in 2008. She supported Mr. Obama that November along with a slate of Democrats, … Continue reading

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We Are The American Dream, Part Two

Atrios links to this article in the Huffington Post about people cashing in their 401(k)s in order to make ends meet in this Brave New World of ours: Aside from stagnant wages, soaring unemployment and plummeting home values, the major … Continue reading

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We Are The American Dream

The news we’d been anticipating came today, a little earlier than we thought.  The wife was laid off, which means that we are now both members of the new hobo class created by the banksters and their stooges in Washington. … Continue reading

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The Power of Negative Thinking

Commenter meepmeep09 points me to this link of an excerpt from a Barbara Ehrenreich speech (video courtesy of the fine folks at RSA) in which she describes how “the ideology of Positive Thinking” was “being applied to people who were … Continue reading

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I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, And Doggone It, Jesus Likes Me!

This little commie has been out of work since the start of the Great Bush Depression, so this week I joined a volunteer group of other out-of-work “professionals,” under the auspices of the EDD of the Great State of California. … Continue reading

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