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Where The Jobs Are ... and Aren'tnew

Where are the jobs? Everybody should move to North Dakota, where there are more jobs than people and more people than housing. But you don't have to go so far as Fargo to find work.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  12-22-2011  |  Economy

Census Shows Significant Effects of Recession on Poverty Ratesnew

46.2 million people live in poverty, the Census Bureau reports. Additionally, 2010 is the fourth consecutive annual increase and the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published.
The American Independent News Network  |  Marcos Restrepo  |  09-15-2011  |  Economy

The Deficit Monsternew

How did Texas get so far down in this financial hole?
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Vince Leibowitz  |  03-02-2011  |  Economy

Has the Time Come to Consider Real Budget Cuts for College Athletics?

As hoop fans from across the nation continue to revel in March Madness, behind the scenes university budgets continue to be whittled away. Lately, some administrators are beginning to address a set of questions that many observers doubted they ever would. Among those questions are: “Where do the cuts in college athletics need to start?” and “How deep might they need to go?”
The Athens NEWS  |  Matt Zuefle  |  03-25-2010  |  Education

Financial Collapse Plus War Plus Suicide Plus Closeted Men Equals OK Novelnew

Finished in September 2008, the very week that Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, Union Atlantic offers a lucid perspective on the manner in which the greed and venality of a privileged few can drive the economy toward and beyond the brink of collapse.
San Antonio Current  |  Justin Isenhart  |  02-24-2010  |  Fiction

San Francisco's Employment Rate is Relatively Good, but Leaders Can Create More Jobsnew

Last month, Mayor Gavin Newsom held a press conference at the upscale hot-dog restaurant Show Dogs, packed it with press and midlevel bureaucrats, showed up late, and then led an endless platitude-fest about his plans to promote jobs in San Francisco.
SF Weekly  |  Matt Smith  |  02-17-2010  |  Economy

When Life Takes You Out of Your House and Into Your Carnew

Maybe one has even parked on your street: a conversion van, curtains drawn, or a camper with signs of everyday life. They are so ubiquitous in Venice, Calif. that some have been trying to turn the onetime hippie enclave into a parking-permit-only town as a way to ward off "undesirables."
L.A. Weekly  |  Linda Immediato  |  02-05-2010  |  Economy

In Photo Exhibition, the Poor of 1935 Have Much to Say to the Poor of 2010new

When Colleen McDannell first began curating Picturing Faith: Religious America in Government Photography 1935-1943, an exhibition of photographs from the last economic depression, we were not in the current one.
New Haven Advocate  |  Mark Oppenheimer  |  01-26-2010  |  Art

Maria Cantwell, Monday-Morning-Quarterbacking the Financial Crisisnew

It's a regular lovefest for Sen. Maria Cantwell, who recently teamed up with Sen. John McCain to try to re-regulate Wall Street. A week ago, Tina Brown's The Daily Beast declared Cantwell one of a dozen "rising political stars."
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  01-11-2010  |  Politics

The Year of Staying In: In Lean Times, TV is a Saving Gracenew

You've got to laugh to keep from crying, and in 2009, as bad news streamed constantly on the cable news channels, I valued sitcoms more than ever. Thank God there were comedies worthy of our time.
INDY Week  |  Danny Hooley  |  12-31-2009  |  TV

New Haven Non-Profit Leaders Saw Big Raises Just Before the Market Crashed in 2008new

Sciulli was the bottom rung on the Advocate's last biennial salary survey, published in 2007. Now, the Solar Youth founder and director has moved up a notch. Nationally and statewide, experts predict there won't be as much good news to report on in fiscal year 2009.
New Haven Advocate  |  Betsy Yagla  |  12-21-2009  |  Business & Labor

How We Americans Spent Ourselves Into Ruin but Saved the Worldnew

Something is very wrong with the unselective manner in which folks on the other side have allowed the neocons to define the argument. It is an unfortunate habit of the left to assume that any vocal and assertive appreciation of the American contribution to human civilization must be fascist.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  David Brin  |  12-11-2009  |  Economy

Hey Obama, Where's the Justice in the Current Economic Crisis?new

Despite the president's promises of change, corporate crooks are still going unpunished for their roles in the financial collapse.
SF Weekly  |  James Lieber  |  10-28-2009  |  Economy

SOLE Food: Eating Organically (and Responsibly) on a Food-Stamp Budgetnew

Given this brave new economy and our financially fragile place within it, when feeding my family do I now have to choose between my beliefs and my budget? Only one way to find out.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michelle Gienow  |  10-13-2009  |  Food+Drink

The New Vegas Identity: Unemployednew

Unemployment isn't just a noun anymore. In Las Vegas, it's a perpetual state of being. I should know: I was laid off from my Las Vegas newspaper job while I was writing a series about unemployed Nevadans. The irony is so sick it's funny -- even six months later.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Becky Bosshart  |  10-09-2009  |  Economy

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