To Create More Jobs, Let's Share The Burdens

For most of the 1980s, as America's manufacturing prowess weakened and its service sector grew at breakneck speed, policy circles debated whether the country was creating "good" jobs or "bad" jobs. Today, two years into economic recovery, there's a more basic concern: The U.S. economy just doesn't seem to be creating enough jobs. Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich reckons the economy should have created 3.5 million new full-time jobs since the trough of THE RECESSION. Instead, it has added only 500,000.

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