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  •  How are these biased? (4+ / 0-)

    You're both talking about the unemployment numbers from DOL -- the percentage rate.  Not this data.

    There is a vested ideological interest in ignoring data and making up reasons why things are going to hell even thoiugh the reality is slow improvement.  Too slow, yes, but millions more have jobs in the last two years.  

    Read Krugman and Stiglitz.  They are very critical and consistently so about the failure ot increase demand and the impact on preventing a recovery.  But both recognize that things are slowly improving.  Their critiques are that it could and should be better.  

    My thesis, however, was even at "full employment," there still will be great inequality.  

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    by TomP on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 07:07:59 AM PDT

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    •  We-e-e-lll... (0+ / 0-)

      As I understand it, the numbers you discuss don't reflect the long-term unemployed, who are legion, so when the corporate media touts them as a sign of "recovery," it IS biased. It's insulting, as well.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 07:51:04 AM PDT

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