What we don’t say when we talk about jobs

posted by
July 5, 2011
The Nation
by Andy Kroll  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Like the country it governs, Washington is a city of extremes. In a car, you can zip in bare moments from northwest District of Columbia, its streets lined with million-dollar homes and palatial embassies, its inhabitants sporting one of the nation's lowest jobless rates, to Anacostia, a mostly forgotten neighborhood in southeastern D.C. with one of the highest unemployment rates anywhere in America. Or, if you happen to be jobless, upset about it, and living in that neighborhood, on a crisp morning in March you could have joined an angry band of protesters marching on the nearby 11th Street Bridge. They weren't looking for trouble. They were looking for work." (07/05/11)


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