The government has been slow to provide answers to these questions because they want to preserve the program they helped create. And the program that we created is not doing exactly those things which it designed to do as well as possible
Some of [this jobless recovery] data is also a bit murky In a way, this data speaks to the lack of information on the part of the unemployment insurance system which should be able to allow the US Congress to work out what workable options are and what the best means of dealing with people’s lack of a job. My own theory is that the big picture data has not been gathered and it requires more reporting than the data we have to deal with the various issues which are now being presented. The unemployment insurance system (IRS) is an interesting case because there isn’t a great deal of information on it. The jobless recovery (which we created but that is being worked out in other ways. Some of it could be for people who are working part time, so that we have an estimate of what we need to do to provide unemployment insurance. It doesn’t seem like much, but we have to be able to estimate things to even care about them and this is where our system needs more information than we have right now.
This post goes into more detail about these jobless jobs. For this post, I’ll focus on the new “Wobbly Stuck in the Middle, Trying To Dig Out Of A Hole.” posts, because most people who know me probably don’t think that it’s about my ability to work, only that I’m stuck.
If your goal in these new posts is to be positive on the recession, at least this post is. As I’m trying to say, the recession is one of our problems to fix. We can make it better, but a better problem is not one we’ve caused.
And I think our new “Wobbly Stuck in the Middle, Trying To Dig Out of a Hole” posts are just a new example of where I’m struggling to figure out exactly what the “big picture” really is for the recovery. Our new jobless recovery is not working for everybody, and we have a few problems where we’re trying to fix those problems.
I’m working on this blog so more and more of my posts have to speak to reality. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that this post is about my ability to work. If I really didn’t know better, I’d say I’m screwed. It’s just not. It’s all about the data we have and the problems we’re trying to fix.