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Friday, December 3, 2010

What Kind of Country This Becomes Is Up To You

Unemployment continues to grow. Currently, there are 9.8 million Americans without jobs.

6.3 million of them have been out of work for 27 weeks, or more. That is a record.

1.0 million of them have been out of work for 99 weeks or more.

The longer you are out of work, the less likely it is that you will ever get a job.

This month, 2 million American families will lose unemployment benefits and have no income whatsoever.

400,000 small businesses have disappeared since 2008 and small businesses are the primary source of new jobs.

We are in the process of creating a new underclass of permanently unemployed people, ala France, et al.

This is serious stuff for all of us, and Congress refuses to do a damn thing about it.

You owe it to yourself, your children and all your friends and neighbors to listen to Larry Lessig
at, and then turn them on to his story. They need to hear it as well.

It will take some time to watch and listen, but it will be worth it. The audio on the Q&A at the end is iffy and you can skip it if you wish.

I have read both of the books Lessig talks about and I recommend them highly.

Remember: It really is your country and it is high time to take it back!!

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