Tag Archives: Great Depression

Commemorate the CCC and WPA!

Wikipedia I write this on the morning that a recently-released Gallup poll revealed unemployment to be the number one concern of Americans, with almost three times as many people considering it to be a bigger problem than the deficit (23% versus 8%). For those joining us late, I’ve been posting about the subject of unemployment […]

Unemployment, rats and brains

First, where have I been? Lots happening in the world (especially on topics of Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, et al). I will address. ┬áBut today’s news was the US unemployment figures, proudly trumpeted everywhere–the economy created a cool 162,000 jobs last month! Huzzah! True, it takes 150 thousand just to keep even with population growth, […]

Doomer porn: Bigger, longer, uncut

Apologies to the South Park fans. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was out of town last week in order to deal with the settling of a family estate down in Virginia. Though not overtly religious, my parents (the decedents) had apparently considered themselves something other than mortal and had not made the […]