Archive for April 15th, 2013

15/04/2013

The Great Unmentionable: Mass Unemployment in America

Human Wrongs Watch

By Andre Damon, WSWS*, 15 April 2013 – Judging by the official political debate and its media reflection in the United States, one would hardly know that the country remains in the grips of the deepest jobs crisis since the Great Depression. 

**An 1837 political cartoon about unemployment in the United States | Transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Allmightyduck using CommonsHelper. | (Original text : unknown) | Permission (Reusing this file) PD-US. | Wikimedia Commons.

**An 1837 political cartoon about unemployment in the United States | Transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Allmightyduck using CommonsHelper. | (Original text : unknown) | Permission (Reusing this file) PD-US. | Wikimedia Commons.

Virtually all attention is concentrated, on the one hand, on record stock prices and corporate profits, declared to be proof of a robust economic recovery, and, on the other, the supposed need for ever-deeper cuts in social programs upon which tens of millions of people depend.

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