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Jobs & Economy Primer

How do we make more jobs? If this era of high unemployment proves anything, it’s how difficult it is to answer that question. Private employers hire when business is growing and they’re optimistic about the future. But employers won’t hire if they don’t see consumers ready to spend. Consumers don’t spend if they’re worried about their jobs. Holy stalemate, Batman. Where are the jobs? What’s gone overseas? What’s coming back? Who can flip the switch to make something happen, and what role should the government play to zap things back to life?

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