Where Did the Jobs Go--and How Do We Get Them Back?

Where Did the Jobs Go--and How Do We Get Them Back? : Your Guided Tour to America's Employment Crisis

3.5 (6 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Your guided tour to America's employment crisis, the title says it all. Where Did the Jobs Go-and How Do We Get Them Back? is a clear, nonpartisan, surprisingly entertaining look at our nation's current joblessness mess and how we can get ourselves working again. Written by Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, authors of the breakout bestseller Where Did the Money Go?, this essential primer addresses the most serious problem facing Americans today with intelligence, refreshing candor, and sparkling wit, enabling voters to separate the facts from the politicians' hot air and political spin.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 30.48mm | 281.23g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0061715662
  • 9780061715662

Back cover copy

Find out how the numbers on the jobs situation really add up, once you subtract the spin, the hype, and the political posturing.

For most Americans, having a decent job is a matter of basic survival. Politicians of every stripe claim to have the answer--cut taxes, invest in education, develop "green jobs," balance the budget, spend more on bridges and roads. The slogans are catchy, but will their ideas really work? And how can average citizens make sense of it all?

Fortunately, Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, bestselling authors of Where Does the Money Go? and founding editors of the nonpartisan website PublicAgenda.org, cut through the spin with this essential guide to the national jobs crisis. Exploring a very serious subject in a readable, entertaining manner, Where Did the Jobs Go--and How Do We Get Them Back? examines in detail the various proposals we've heard from the left, right, and center. Bittle and Johnson clearly explain the risks and trade-offs associated with each idea, writing specifically for citizens of all political leanings who aren't economists, financiers, business school professors, or think-tank policy wonks.
show more

About Scott Bittle

Scott Bittle is an award-winning journalist, policy analyst, and web producer who has written extensively about the federal budget, energy, and foreign policy. Jean Johnson writes frequently about public opinion and public policy and is the author of You Can't Do It Alone, a book on how parents, teachers, and students see education issues. Both authors are senior fellows at Public Agenda and blog frequently for the Huffington Post, National Geographic, and other outlets.
show more

Rating details

6 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 50% (3)
3 50% (3)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X