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  • When the job search becomes a blame game

    MIT professor’s book explores how white-collar job hunters in the U.S. blame themselves unnecessarily — and suffer as a result — when they cannot find work.

    January 27, 2014
  • Polarized labor market leaving more employees in service jobs

    Study: U.S. job market is putting more workers in positions with limited upside and leverage.

    December 9, 2013
  • Hard times in Chicago

    MIT anthropologist’s new book recounts the painful aftermath when steel plants suddenly closed in the American heartland.

    January 18, 2013
  • Inequality offensive

    At MIT forum, economists evaluate the consequences of increasing inequality in America, and suggest solutions.

    March 14, 2012
  • Workplace woes

    The employment crisis isn’t just a lack of jobs — it’s a lack of good jobs, says an MIT professor.

    October 18, 2011
  • Attention: Deficit disorder

    At MIT forum, economists warn that deficit concerns, while legitimate, have been crowding out initiatives to help jobs and growth.

    October 6, 2011
  • 3 Questions: Making unemployment work

    With large numbers of Americans out of work, economist Ivan Werning suggests some better ways to make unemployment insurance operate

    January 5, 2010