The question may seem an odd one, but it is critical to understanding the problem of rising inequality. Continue reading
America had a bad week. We once again were reminded that terrorism represents a continuing threat, that individuals poisoned by hateful ideology can inflict great harm. We were also reminded that we are capable of responding to these brutal acts, as President Obama said, “Selflessly. Compassionately. And unafraid.”
Terrorism presents a challenge to which we’ve yet to formulate a durable response. We remain vulnerable, despite the government’s continued efforts to keep us safe.
There is another problem, less horrific in its immediate effects but no less intractable, that also is getting the better of us: the problem of joblessness. Continue reading