"Looking for answers on the jobs crisis? Look at businesses, not workers."...ie. it's more a lack of jobs than unskilled workers

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This article by Laura Clawson of The Daily Kos does a good job debunking the myth that people are unemployed because they lack the skills needed by companies with jobs. Yes, some of that actually exists, especially in the area of engineering jobs, but that is not the case in many other types of jobs where there are many more unemployed workers than before the "W" crash of 2007-08.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/12/1118556/-Looking-for-answers-on-the-jobs-crisis-Look-at-businesses-not-workers

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There's lots of unemployed engineers out there especially in tech. The problem? Age. The younger run tech companies don't want to hire "grampa" because he doesn't "fit" their culture. Or he wants too much money. Or his health benefits will cost more which if we had passed a single payer health bill would not matter.

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more on this topic :

Don’t Blame the Skills Mismatch for the Slow Recovery

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-29/don-t-blame-the-skills-mismatch-for-the-slow-recovery.html

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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