Thursday, September 15, 2011

Useful Things To Read

Digby on epistemology and the media. Well, really about Social Security and how the press over-identifies with the low-information voters.

What types of jobs are we creating? The problem of new job creation centering too much on low-pay jobs without benefits is not a new one. It has been exacerbated by outsourcing. And note how many of those low-paying jobs are in female-dominated areas. (This link is courtesy of DWD.)

Rep. Joe Walsh is a first-termer with strong Tea Party opinions about fiscal responsibility and such. Thus, his private history of fiscal irresponsibility does matter.

Finally, some interesting questions about whether we really need to go on growing, to guarantee everyone a good life. (This link courtesy of Quentin Compson.)