The biggest domestic policy failure has been the refusal of top officials in the White House and in Congress to recognize the severity of the employment crisis that has settled like a plague over American workers. There is no longer any excuse for believing that the Great Recession and its...
Oregon's middle class is fraying, with well-paying jobs in short supply and the cost of raising a family dramatically increasing. As Bob Herbert, former New York Times columnist and now a distinguished senior fellow at Demos, notes "The American Dream is vanishing before our eyes. Sadly,...
A Silverton think tank said Tuesday that Oregon's middle class faces big issues in coming years. The Oregon Center for Public Policy, in a report called The Fraying of Oregon's Middle Class, contends that well-paying jobs are in short supply as the cost of maintaining a family continues to...
Although born and raised in a small town in the Finger Lakes region of New York, I'm the hybrid child of an upstate New York father and a mother from Texas -- they met at Fort Hood (then Camp Hood) during World War II. And you thought different species couldn't mate. As a result, we were the only...
According to Fox News Latino, Texas' economy isn't the only one showing that the road to prosperity is paved by austerity. Since March of this year, the unemployment rate in Puerto Rico has fallen from 16.9 to 14.9 percent. Never mind that the Puerto Rican economy still endures an unemployment rate...
Russell Senate Office Bldg Washington D.C., District of Columbia, DC 20002 Americans are rightly concerned with the enormous jobs deficit that is currently fueling ongoing high unemployment. But we’re facing another crisis too—a job quality crisis. In today’s economy, far too many jobs fall below...
Washington DC – In an important hearing today on the future of America’s middle class, Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee made the case for greater public investment, fairer tax policy, and better job creation to stimulate economic growth and support...
Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow Bob Herbert was on Morning Joe this morning to talk about the debt ceiling and unemployment.
In order to return employment to pre-recession levels and restore consumer demand, millions of additional jobs must be created. At the pace of current job creation, it would take many years to reach full employment. This report makes the case that we should create jobs for the unemployed directly...