Thursday, May 12, 2005

274,000 jobs - what's all the hoopla?

Bob Herbert reported that "Last month's increase of 274,000 jobs was barely enough to keep up with the increase in the nation's working-age population."

Meanwhile, thanks to a nexus of globalization and government conspiracy with corporations, Herbert reported that:

Two-thirds of this generation are not living up to their parents' standard of living.

Instead, wealth and power in the United States has become ever more dangerously concentrated, leaving an entire generation of essentially powerless workers largely at the mercy of employers.

A remark by Louis Brandeis comes to mind: "We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. But we can't have both."


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