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Dan Froomkin

America Still Needs Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was back in late September that I launched my "America Needs Jobs" series for The Huffington Post. Then as now, no issue seemed of more importa...

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Job-Creation Idea No. 14: A Tax Cut Even Democrats Love

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 14 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) WASHINGTON -- The only thing Republican congressional leaders seem to be in the mood for is ...

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Job-Creation Idea No. 13: No Better Time Than Now To Build The Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 13 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) WASHINGTON -- Our existing infrastructure is crumbling. In terms of the infrastructure of t...

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Job-Creation Idea No. 12: Let The Old Folks Retire Early And Make Way For Young Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 12 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) Looking ahead fearfully to something that may or may not be a problem decades from now, Pres...

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Job-Creation Idea No. 11: Buy American -- If You Can

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 11 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) "Buy American" -- it's one of the most common suggestions I get from readers emailing me wit...

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Job-Creation Idea No. 10: A Lower Dollar Would Level The Playing Field

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 10 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) With the Federal Reserve indicating that it's ready to print more money to keep interest rat...

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Job Creation Idea No. 9: Encourage Banks To Lend -- Or Else

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 9 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) This jobless "recovery" we are in right now is no accident. That's because corporate fat cat...

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AMERICA NEEDS JOBS Time For A New WPA

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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Job-Creation Idea No. 7: Drawing A Line With China

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Part of Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series. Have you missed any of the previous installments? Read the introduction, Idea No. 1: A Payroll T...

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AMERICA NEEDS JOBS Sharing The Pain Of Layoffs Means Losing Fewer Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(This is Idea No. 6 in Huffington Post's ongoing America Needs Jobs series; see the introduction.) Recessions are brutal on people -- and particularl...

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A CONVENIENT TRUTH: Gearing Up For Climate Change Could Supercharge The Job Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(This is Idea No. 5 in Huffington Post's ongoing America Needs Jobs series; see the introduction.) Could one major crisis be solved.... by solving ...

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AMERICA NEEDS JOBS Idea No. 4: Put Those Young People To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Part of Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series; see the introduction.) There are two age groups that have been particularly devastated by the d...

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AMERICA NEEDS JOBS Idea No. 3: The Joys Of Retrofitting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Part of Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series; see the introduction.) Let's say you're running a country that's suffering from a terrible jo...

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AMERICA NEEDS JOBS Idea No. 2: Rescue Th States

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Part of Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series; also see the introduction and Idea No. 1.) State and local governments are the country's larg...

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20 Ways To Put America Back To Work Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politically, economically, and morally, there is no issue of more importance in this country right now than jobs. One in 10 American workers is offici...

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'America Needs Jobs' Idea No. 1: A Payroll Tax Holiday

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Part of the America Needs Jobs series.) The only reason we still have a payroll tax is because it's been specifically used to fund the two most succ...