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Obama Public Sector

Need More Jobs? Revive the Public Sector

John Tirman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

Lessons from the tough neighborhoods of Rio and Johannesburg also have meaning for the United States. One of the consequences of the severe budget cuts the GOP envisions under the Ryan plan is a growing disconnect between communities and government.

You Didn't Build That: Obama's Public Sector Gap

John Tirman | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

The "you didn't build that" imbroglio is a classic out-of-context sound bite for the Romney campaign. But the Obama sound bite suffers in part because it is a sound bite, not a full-blown speech or philosophical agenda for how and why the public sector is so crucial.