Tag Archives: unemployment

The unemployed meet MacArthur’s tanks – Salon.com

16 Feb

Mass unemployment isn’t new at all,  of course. Which raises the question, generally asked about software, is it a ‘bug’ or a ‘feature’?

Another similarity between the “unemployed armies” of yesteryear and the Occupy movement is the brutal response by law enforcement. Witnesses expressed shock when the Oakland police sprayed tear gas at protesters and complained about the liberal use of billy clubs by cops in New York, but imagine Gen. Douglas MacArthur unleashing a deadly offensive of tanks, bayonets and torches on military veterans camping out in Washington, D.C. It’s all captured in the chilling video below.

via The unemployed meet MacArthur’s tanks – Salon.com.

Chronic unemployment worse than Great Depression – CBS Evening News – CBS News

6 Jun

About 6.2 million Americans, 45.1 percent of all unemployed workers in this country, have been jobless for more than six months – a higher percentage than during the Great Depression….

The problem of course is the economy, but some industries, especially certain manufacturing jobs, are not ever expected to come back. Experts say unemployed workers need to be prepared to change careers.

It’s hard to bounce back when the government’s got it’s head in the sand while it burns the midnight oil seeing that bankers get their bonuses and that the nuclear industry is free to regulate itself.

via Chronic unemployment worse than Great Depression – CBS Evening News – CBS News.