barbara ehrenreich

When Is a Recovery? And, Is It, Even Then?


All the talk of a ‘jobless recovery’ going on gives me the heebie-jeebies. What bothers me is that people get left out of the equation. The economy becomes nothing more than Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on the idea that if it goes up, things get better for everyone. A rising tide floats all boats sort of argument.


Somehow, I suspect, that’s related to ‘trickle down,’ even though the water’s going in different directions.