A Vanishing Act for Good Jobs

A Vanishing Act for Good Jobs

Ashley Brown wants to be a bank teller. When I met her this past spring, the 26-year old single mother was cold-calling banks and credit unions, looking for one that might hire her. So far, she’d had one interview and a lot of unfriendly brush-offs. No offers....
Rooting out Fake Job Creators

Rooting out Fake Job Creators

Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, recently declared on Face the Nation that that President Barack Obama “is hostile to job creators,” reciting a standard Republican canard. Especially since movements such as Occupy Wall Street began shining a...
A Main Street Jobs Agenda

A Main Street Jobs Agenda

Most Americans are now waking up from the Thanksgiving holiday and the bruising Washington battles of a failed congressional “supercommittee” with a giant hangover. The hangover results from the lack of clear answers to the most important question facing...
New Rules will Support Farmers and Jobs

New Rules will Support Farmers and Jobs

Several lawmakers are proposing a time-out on new regulations to supposedly generate a more job-friendly environment. To some that might sound reasonable given the nation’s entrenched unemployment, but there’s one set of new rules in particular that should...