The Long-Term Costs of Poverty and Unemployment

By Sheldon Readers (both of you) will have noticed that I’ve been stuck on a particular theme lately, which is the problem of long-term unemployment and the larger problem of poverty, which touches many–far too many–people who have jobs. A … Continue reading

Jobless One Year, and Counting

One year ago I was laid off. What does a year or more of joblessness do to you? It messed with your mind, makes you confront what is important, and what isn’t. You also learn who is looking out for you, and who couldn’t give a damn.

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