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A widening inequality

By Robert Reich

FOUR YEARS INTO a so-called recovery and we’re still below recession levels in every important respect except the stock market.

A measly 88,000 jobs were created in March, and total employment remains some 3 million below its prerecession level. Labor-force participation is at its lowest level since 1979.

The recovery isn’t just losing steam. It never had much steam to begin with.

That’s because so much of our debate over economic

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:00 PM
 

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