Yes, This University Of Phoenix Ad Lies About Unemployment Situation to Sell Kids Expensive, Worthless Degrees

By: Tuesday September 25, 2012 11:07 am

Matt Yglesias uses his perch at Slate for the important work of criticizing a tweet I made a few days ago about a University of Phoenix ad I saw. Yglesias makes a distinction between saying on a macro level that there exists a mismatch in skills for employees in America, and saying on a micro [...]

How Unemployment Can Make You Sick

By: Tuesday December 28, 2010 8:08 am

James Surowiecki rejects the notion that the current unemployment rate is somehow “structural” and unchangeable. While I think there are minor structural elements to the jobs crisis, it’s far more clear that the structural unemployment myth serves the ends of those who don’t want to react to fix the problem. If the problems with the [...]