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New Cook County Jobs Program: A Band-Aid Fix For A Gaping Wound

Hilary Gowins | Posted 11.24.2016 | Chicago
Hilary Gowins

Chicago's young people deserve more than a pittance - aldermen owe them serious introspection. It's time to admit the city's approach has failed - and it's time the men and women running Chicago step up with new solutions.

What About a Jobs Program?

Cynthia M. Koch | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Cynthia M. Koch

We need to summon the political will to create -- for the first time -- an American labor force of committed citizens that reaches across boundaries of class, race, gender, and religion and involves all Americans. Only then can those in despair envision a future in which they and their children live useful lives as contributing members of our society.

Corporate Welfare Fails to Deliver the Jobs: The Sad Case of Start-Up NY

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.27.2016 | New York
Lawrence Wittner

For several decades, state and local governments have been showering private businesses with tax breaks and direct subsidies based on the theory that this practice fosters economic development and, therefore, job growth. But does it?

Bill Clinton Can Save Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Rarely do a man, moment, mission and election come together as perfectly as the opportunity for Bill Clinton to save the Democratic Party in the 2014 midterm elections.

Obama Can Rise Again

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Voters who disapprove of Congress should "throw out the bums" who create the conditions that voters despise, and should defeat do-nothing and obstruct-everything Republicans in Washington.

Clinton for President, Warren for Vice President, Pelosi for Speaker: Time for the Women

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

For more than 200 years, nobody believed it was odd to suggest two men for president and vice president. Isn't it about time someone (in this case, your faithful columnist) raise the prospect of two women? I can think of one great reason why: They would be the best leaders.

GOP Financial Terrorism Must End, Shutdown Must End, Social Security and Medicare Must NOT Be Cut

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The latest offer from those I have called Banana Republicans would keep the government shut down and threaten again to default the nation and crash wo...

Matt Damon Is Right

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the great actor Matt Damon recently said that President Obama "broke up with me," he hit the jackpot of telling political truth in the eyes of many progressive Democrats and independents.

We Need a New Deal For Millennials

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What kind of society abandons its own young? What kind of society allows the generations in power to favor themselves over those who follow them, and then lets them claim they're doing it out of selflessness?

Catholic Charities To Develop Job Program | Beth Cravey | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact

The Jacksonville regional office of Catholic Charities has received a $82,556 grant to develop a pilot Workforce Development program for low income, u...

Keystone XL Opponents Need a Jobs Program

Brendan Smith | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Brendan Smith

If we fail to become the voice for both the planet and workers, our movement risks losing the support of increasing numbers of workers, unions and their political allies.

We Need a Practical and Comprehensive Jobs Program

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

We are now part of a fast changing global economy that will require constant adjustments if we are to take full advantage of the talents of our people. It is not acceptable to passively acquiesce to what is starting to look like permanently high levels of unemployment.

Big-Drama Obama

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Obama is the John Barrymore of American politics. "No-drama Obama" is really "Big-drama Obama." Ronald Reagan was an actor who governed like a president. Barack Obama is a president who governs like an actor.

My 10-Year-Old's Jobs Program

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

We keep handing our money over to the rich, in the vain hope that they will give some of it back. That hasn't worked, and it won't work.

What to Remember for the President's Jobs Plan: Stimulus Works

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The evidence shows the stimulus worked, but ended too soon, before the private sector was ready to walk on its own. The evidence shows we need to do more of these sorts of policy interventions.

He Should Go Big! Small! Deep! Long!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The chatter of the day is whether the president's jobs plan should be big and ambitious or small and politically pragmatic.

Save the Nation From Economic Collapse

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The gathering storm of a recession threatens America with the danger of a lost decade of economic pain. President Obama and Congress can save the nation by reaching a new agreement to lower the deficit and create jobs by Labor Day.

Washington vs. America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Washington is an island drowning in its own self-interest, surrounded by a hurting and unhappy nation of deeply patriotic citizens who hunger for shared national purpose but find our politics to be sickening, insulting and corrupted.

Repatriate American Jobs Before Foreign Profits

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business
Brent Budowsky

America must become again a nation of job-producing patriotic capitalists. "Made in the USA" should be a clarion call with a resounding echo heard in Washington.

The Military as a Jobs Program: There Are More Efficient Ways to Stimulate an Economy

Ellen Brown | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

The half of the budget now going to military pursuits could be better spent. If we are going to double exports in the next five years, as President Obama has pledged, we will need to divert some of the resources poured down the black hole of war to productive civilian industry.

Jobs: An Angry Dissent

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Let's bring back the housing tax credit. Let's put a jobs program into budget talks. Let's promote buying American and rebuilding America. Let's not burden our children with bridges that collapse and cars that crash on roads that decay.

Dan Froomkin

AMERICA NEEDS JOBS Time For A New WPA | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 8 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) There is, of course, a precedent for the country facing a massive, sustained unemployment cri...

Obama's Jobs Program a Mixed Bag for Savings Accounts and Money Market Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

Growth in employment may be the key to getting money market rates and other bank rates up from near-zero levels. So what should you make of the President's latest jobs program?

The Unemployment Benefits Stalemate: Our Broken Politics on Full Display

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The White House has the ultimate PR weapon -- the president's bully pulpit. But Obama seems unwilling to use it when it comes to the jobs crisis. Why isn't he doing everything possible to make it impossible for Congress not to pass the extension?

The Jobs Deficit & The Breaking Point, Pt. 2

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

The deficit fear mongers are right: America is facing a deficit that threatens to cripple our economy and foreclose on the futures of millions of Amer...