America's Jobs Crisis
With House Republican Leader Eric Cantor calling the jobs bill dead, the drought in American jobs continues to keep our country and economy parched.
The economy was debated and dissected at Aspen Ideas. Following are short excerpts of what some of the speakers had to say about jobs and unemployment. Some offer specific solutions, while others talk about philosophical shifts.
Tom Friedman talks about the American Dream and how it is essential to the stability of our world, not just our country. He goes on to tell a story about China and its productivity and potential lessons we can learn from them.
David Axelrod discusses the need for improving infrastructure, which will create jobs, and how Obama's view differs from the Republicans'. How will this argument play out in the 2012 election?
From the archives, here's a 2010 session titled Where are the Jobs in America's Future. The panel includes Thomas Donohue, Jeffrey Pfeffer, Hilda Solis, Paul Solman, and Richard Trumka. Have me made any progress?