As I travel through the neighborhoods of this city, I hear a similar message from New Yorkers:
It's harder than ever to live here and raise a family because the cost of everything is going up. I hear these concerns -- and they can't be ignored.
Corporate profits are up right now largely because pay is down and companies aren't hiring. This is a losing game even for corporations over the long term. Without enough American consumers, their profitable days are numbered.
As the "Summer of Recovery" draws to a close and labor day soon approaches, it's time to discuss what to do when after months of chronic unemployment, someone actually responds to one of the 2,000 applications you've submitted over the past months.