THE RECESSION: The Growing Specter of Unemployment

The U.S. was built on the work ethic, and for all the evolution in lifestyles, the first identification for most Americans remains what they do, the job they hold. There are many monetary cushions, from unemployment insurance to food stamps, to aid the jobless in today's economy, but there is no balm for the sense of anomie and loss felt by an able man or woman whose skills are no longer wanted anywhere. The memory cells of the nation are still etched with the widespread corrosion of self-confidence that occurred in the Great...

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