06 Sep '11, 1am

The essential jobs issue #Obama won't mention on Thursday night. #neweconomy

The essential jobs issue #Obama won't mention on Thursday night. #neweconomy

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series Like most middle class Americans of my generation, I grew up believing our strong market economy and democratic political institutions make us the world's greatest and most prosperous nation. The America of my youth was the product of a strong social contract that said we are all in this together—at least the white folks—and we all do best when we all do well. That contract made America the envy of the world. With the civil rights movement, many of us hoped we could expand the contract to truly include everyone. Then Wall Street got greedy, abandoned the contract and created a winner-take-all economy controlled by an oligarchy dedicated to growing its personal financial assets. Contrary to what Wall Street propagandists would have us believe, Wall Street is a job killer, not a job creator. It prospers by depressing wages, eliminating a...

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