In middle class prose on April 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm
Updated: April 8, 2011, at 4:30 pm
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 28 million people currently unemployed — that’s including those Read the rest of this entry »
In middle class prose on May 3, 2010 at 8:00 am
In an economy plagued by historic unemployment and long-term joblessness, it’s probably safe to say you’ve seen them. You may even know one of them.
They are the former lawyers now forced to work part-time behind the McDonald’s food counter. They are the once successful, award-winning journalists that have been out of a job so long, they’re convinced they’ll never get back to work.
They are the “discouraged” and the “underemployed.” Other often-used terms include the “marginally attached” or “involuntary part-time.”
If you only listen to mainstream media reports, you might not realize just how many of these workers actually exist. Furthermore, just how bad the current economic situation really is. Read the rest of this entry »
In middle class prose on March 10, 2010 at 12:21 am
What a last six months it’s been. I feel like I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants since the launch of “The Decline: The Geography of a Recession” last October. Who would’ve thought a simple email from my boss, who first shared the map with co-workers and a few close friends, would amount to all of this? And to think this all started as a quick, passing thought while completing an assignment at work, which then spawned into a final project for graduate school.
Over the last few months, Read the rest of this entry »
In middle class prose on February 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm
ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer references “The Decline: The Geography of a Recession” on Friday, February 5, 2010.
Watch Is Decrease in Job Loss a Good Sign? – ABC News.
In middle class prose on January 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm
In middle class prose on March 6, 2009 at 6:22 am
Are you out of work? Laid off? Or worse, fired (these days most employers don’t even need a reason)? If so, my prayers are with you.
If not, then you’d better get down on your knees and start praying for yourself! Read the rest of this entry »
In middle class prose on December 17, 2008 at 5:00 pm
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Ask five people to define “middle class,” and you could very well get five different answers… Read the rest of this entry »