Sunday, September 26, 2010

Recession is over huh?

We Haven’t Hit Bottom Yet

(There are more people in poverty now — 43.6 million — than at any time since the government began keeping accurate records. Nearly 15 million Americans are out of work and home foreclosures are expected to surpass one million this year. The Times had a chilling front-page article this week about the increasing fear among jobless workers over 50 that they will never be employed again.

The politicians seem unable to grasp the immensity of the problem, which is why the policy solutions are so woefully inadequate. During my conversations with Ms. Bedore, she dismissed the very thought that the recession might be over. “Whoever said that was sadly mistaken,” she said. “We haven’t even bottomed-out yet.” )

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On a personal note, I have recently gotten a full-time job with a mid-sized construction company as a finish carpenter. I will have the opportunity to do a variety of construction work with them and will continue building on the skills that I feel will serve me well as I move forward with creating an intentional sustainable lifestyle.

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