“Run Mitch, Run” by David Brooks (TIMES, 2/25/11)

“What exactly are the paramount problems facing the country?” asks David Brooks. Asnwer: the major problem is unemployment.

To solve it, a massive federal jobs program has to tbe implemented NOW. The vaunted private sector cannot or will not solve this problem, which is the reason the United States is experimenting an “anemic recovery.”

Drawing down the debts caused by an unfettered capitalist system can be dealt with later. Giving tax breaks to the wealthy and increasing the military budget can be reversed. Putting people to work will


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