The Jobs Crisis: How to Solve It and Begin to Fix Our Broken Economy

by Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg and Marguerite G. Rosenthal

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3. Ibid.

4. Bruce Western, Punishment and Inequality in America, (N.Y.: Russell Sage Foundation, 2007), pp. 89-90, calculated from U.S. Census Bureau Household Survey.

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14. Nancy Rose, Put to Work: The WPA and PublicEmployment in the Great Depression, 2nd. Ed., (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2009).

15. Ibid.

16. Alice Kessler-Harris, Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982).

17. William Leuchtenburg, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940. (New York: Harper, 1963), p. 130.

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21. Frances Perkins, The Roosevelt I Knew (New York: Viking Press, 1946), pp. 188-189.

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27. Harold Meyerson, “Work History: Why America Needs—But Probably Won’t Get—a 2010 Version of the Depression-era Public Jobs Programs,” American Prospect, May 10, 2010.

28. Ibid.

29. National Association of Towns and Townships, 2010 Federal Platform (author).

30. Harvey, 2010 [see note 26].

31. Lori Montgomery, “GOP Plan to Extend Cuts for Rich Adds $36 billion to Deficit, Panel Finds,” Washington Post, August 12. Retrieved October 8, 2010.

32. Harvey, 2010 [See note 2]

33. James Galbraith, "In Defense of Deficits." The Nation, March 22, 2010, 2-4.

34. Ibid.

35. Robert Eisner, "Why the Deficit Isn’t All Bad: Balancing Our Deficit Thinking." The Nation, December 11, 1995, pp. 743-745

36. Ibid., pp. 744-745.

37. Our Fiscal Security, "The Budget Deficit and the Debt: What You Need to Know.”

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43. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, January 21, 2010.

44. Robert Pollin and Dean Baker, "Reindustrializing America: A Proposal for Reviving U.S. Manufacturing and Creating Millions of Good Jobs." New Labor Forum, Spring 2010, pp. 17-34.