I think it's absolutely ridiculous that two Illinois lawmakers are requesting to bring in the National Guard as a way to control youth violence.
Youth joblessness is at its highest level since the Great Depression - in the post-industrial towns of the U.S. three generations have come of age without the experience of gainful employment.
We must find the mix of policies that accommodates rising incomes for both Chinese and American workers - a trade war with China is no answer.
A progressive immigration reform that protects the rights of both immigrant and U.S. born workers is an essential step towards the resolution of the economic crisis. That's why tens of thousands will march on Washington this weekend.
What does the economic future hold? The commentators in business media are like fortune tellers, reading the future in a bunch of soggy tea leaves. Fewer jobs lost than expected in February? The economy must be on the mend. Rail traffic down 1.7% from a year ago? Trouble ahead.
Like most people here in Reno, Nevada, who are looking for work, I just call myself a statistic and hope for the best.
Last month I visited Detroit and once again saw first-hand what can only be described as an economic and human catastrophe.
People Before Profits columnist says it's not a jobs bill, it's a snow job.
The stock market might not be a useful economic indicator, but at times it just might be an indicator of the class struggle.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In Connecticut, jobless workers were unable to file for unemployment benefits because the phone lines were overwhelmed.