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Obama Jobs Summit

A Domestic Marshall Plan: Forget Going "Big vs. Small," Instead, Go "Simple and Effective"

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Obama should focus on two and only two proposals, and they each must take account of perceived prior failures. They must be guarantees, not incentives that rely on what side of the bed someone gets up on in the morning.

Recovery And Debt: Squaring The Circle

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

We do need to reduce the ratio of debt to GDP. But we need to do it after the economy is back in recovery. And we need to do it using the normal legislative process. And above all, we need to use progressive taxation rather than program cuts.

"Nice Work If You Can Get It": My Playlist for a Musical Jobs Summit

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Obama's job summit was a sincere attempt to bring together great minds to help ease what has become a national crisis. My musical jobs summit -- not so much.

Obama Jobs Summit: President Announcing "Forum On Jobs" Next Week

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he'll host a White House summit next month on fighting the chronic joblessness that ...

Two Common Sense Ways to Improve the Economy

Robert A. Iger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robert A. Iger

Curbing piracy and making it easier to visit our country are straightforward and immediate ways to spur long-term job growth. The decline in foreign visitors has probably cost the country around 245,000 jobs. Piracy has cost another 375,000.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs -- Finally

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

How do we fix the job problem? We've got to build a new economy on a strong foundation of basic investment in education and training, in 21st century infrastructure, and in research and development -- all of which have got the short end of the stick in the era of tax cut, squander and plunder conservatism. And we've got to insure that the US is a leader in the new green industrial revolution that will be the growth industry of the future.

States May Shed Another Million Jobs

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Glantz

Unless Congress and Obama create a "bold jobs program," state and local governments could shed almost a million jobs next year, further worsening our national unemployment rate, labor leaders say.

Ryan Grim

Obama Says Recovery Efforts Come Before Deficit Reduction | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday disputed the notion that he is overly concerned about the budget deficit -- and as a result, is under-reacting to t...

A Wake Up Call on Jobs

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

President Obama has announced a White House Jobs Summit for next month. However, this is not a moment for another White House gab fest. It's a time for progressive leadership.