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Entries by Leo Hindery, Jr. from 08/2010

"Better Than Nothing" -- But We Need Much More When it Comes to Creating Jobs

| Posted 08.03.2010 | Business

The administration's alternative of emphasizing small business has the potential to create only several million jobs in the medium term. We need two or three times more jobs today than what the administration's three job stimulus initiatives will create over time -- on the order of 15 million more -- in order not to lose another decade to wage stagnation, extreme income inequality, and wide-scale unemployment.

Creating Jobs -- Two Better Ways To Do It

| Posted 08.10.2010 | Politics

It's long past time for our government to stop equating a job in a sub shop selling sandwiches to a job in a manufacturing plant making real products for domestic consumption and export.

Treasury Secretary Geithner -- 'Spinning' Out of Control

| Posted 08.17.2010 | Politics

Almost every day, Geithner attempts to delude American workers into believing that business investment and consumer demand are on the uptick. His assertions aren't just disingenuous and disrespectful -- they're also dangerous.

U.S.-China Trade: How Long Will the U.S. Be China's Doormat?

| Posted 08.24.2010 | Politics

President Obama's current hide-the-pea approach regarding trade with China is in complete contradiction to Candidate Obama's promises throughout the 2008 campaign.

Third World America: America's New Must-Read

| Posted 08.31.2010 | Books

At the end of Third World America, Ms. Huffington really got my attention with her not-so-gentle reminder that if middle-class Americans are to keep their American Dream alive, then "it's the jobs, stupid."