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Jobless Thrown Under the Bus on Budget Deal

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 02.18.2014 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Get them off the dole, this argument goes, and they'll get off their butts. What these (mostly) guys are really saying, if you read closely between the lines -- because they won't say it outright -- is that extending unemployment insurance fosters laziness. Could this line of argument be any more insulting?

Let Them Eat Cake

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

We call on the Metropolitan Museum to commit to clear and unambiguous signage (in big letters) informing all visitors that its fee of $25 is only recommended and that any monetary contribution will be acceptable for admission.

New York City and the Assault on Public Housing

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

With income inequality in New York greater than anywhere else in the country, I for one would be doing everything to dispense crumbs to the poor, just to show that even though I have my own jet fleet, I still care about the less fortunate. But that's not what's happening.

The Next Administration's Focus: Upgrading Career and Technical Education

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 04.24.2013 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

With a new mayor to be elected this year, who will take over in 2014, the city stands poised to take a much more aggressive effort to make its CTE programs not merely adequate, but to take a role as the innovation leader in the nation.

STRIVE and the Problem of the Long-Term Unemployed

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 11.05.2012 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Two weeks ago, the Community Service Society (CSS) issued a report that highlighted a new reality for New York City that may very well shape much of the city's economic, social and political climate for the next decade.

Protecting Health Care Consumers

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Health care ombuds programs, like the one our group has employed in New York, are crucial in leveling the playing field between insurance companies, hospitals and the individual consumer.

Connecting the Dots: Rising Homelessness and Chronic Joblessness

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The Congress was unable to pass a new extension for unemployment insurance benefits before the July 4th holiday recess. The impact on New York and other large cities is immediate and devastating.

Green Economy Jobs: Who Will Get Them?

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The Tea Party right wing managed to derail Van Jones' position as White House environmental adviser, but has done nothing to dampen hope for the Green Economy.

The New Poverty Measure

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

I think everyone who gets to know young kids knows the look of total disbelief you get when you offer them a quarter (or even worse a dime) and suggest they get some candy.

New York City's Chronic Jobless Crisis

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Many New Yorkers are going to be flattened by a form of chronic joblessness never before seen in the United States.

Prison Education

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

A program of "in prison education" could not only help the formerly incarcerated; it would strengthen communities of color in New York home to the great majority of released prisoners.