Diane Rehm Tackles the Recession

Andrew Ross, author of Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times appeared yesterday on the Diane Rehm show. Listen to the podcast here!

Unemployment and Job Insecurity

Economists predict the recession could end later this year but the outlook for the job market remains bleak. A look at how Americans are coping with record unemployment, the on-going economic crisis, and job insecurity.
Guests

Richard Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO

Andrew Ross, Professor and Chair of New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including “Nice Work If You Can Get It – Life and Labor in Precarious Times.”

Heidi Shierholz, economist, Economic Policy Institute.

Michael Lazarchick, career counselor who manages a One Stop Center in Atlantic County, New Jersey. He is a licensed professional counselor and past president of the National Employment Counseling Association, a division of the American Counseling Association.

We also just read a great review of Andrew’s book in Bookforum:
“‚Ķilluminating…Who knows what will be on the table when the damage of the global crisis is told? At the very least, one may hope for a return to security, sensible financial regulation, and a renewed interest in economic equity. Other worlds are possible, and with luck thinkers like Ross can point the way to imagining them more fully.”

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