The U.S. Senate spent the better part of its summer fighting a protracted battle over extending a program that provides up to 99 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits to millions of out-of-work Americans.
There is little doubt that our nation’s social safety net is straining under the weight of long-term unemployment and rising poverty. But this tenuous condition cannot be blamed on the Great Recession.
by Jeffrey M. Jonesvia Pepperdine Policy Review (School of Public Policy)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
When Who Really Cares was first released in late 2006 the political right greeted it as a bombshell exposing the widely-held, yet fraudulent, belief that liberals are more compassionate than conservatives...