Great Depression vs Great Recession

This is a terrific visual of the “Great Depression” compared to the “Great Recession”. We think it’s noteworthy how the politicians and the press keep talking about the “recovery” and the drop in unemployment. It’s important to remember that unemployment numbers do not include those who have dropped out of the work-force, have timed out of their UI benefits and those who have taken low-wage, part time jobs. Propaganda is alive and well in the U.S. Thanks to Michael Roberts blog for keeping us up to date about what’s really going on.

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Image from The New York Times


About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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