Can the new Congress create enough jobs?
Record corporate profits. The illusion of higher productivity. Marginal job growth in the private sector. Boomers languishing in unemployment longer than they ever imaged. Millions running out of the essential safety net of jobless benefits. Millions more not even counted among the 9.4 percent unemployed. Who will step up to create new jobs?
- Mary Walshok: Co-author of "Closing America's Job Gap" and Associate Vice Chancellor at UC San Diego.
- Dean Baker: Co-Director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
- Alan Miller: Executive Director of Workforce Solutions in Austin, Texas.