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Why Germany Is Much Better At Training Its Workers Than The U.S.

The Atlantic | Tamar Jacoby | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

At last, unemployment is easing. But the latest low rate—hovering below 6 percent–obscures a deeper, longer-term problem: “skills mismatches” ...

Seven In 10 US Teens Jobless In Summer

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 08.12.2012 | Teen

WASHINGTON — Once a rite of passage to adulthood, summer jobs for teens are disappearing. Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jo...

Could We See Tottenham in America?

LaVar Young | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
LaVar Young

Times have changed since the civil rights movement, but it's promising to see people take advantage of their right to protest -- it's promising, but it's not enough.

The Servant Problem: In Search of the Lost Battalion of America's Unemployed

Lewis Lapham | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Lewis Lapham

From the tone of the conversation on America's unemployed, I can imagine myself at a lawn party, listening to the lady in the flowered hat talk about the difficulty of finding decent help.