Wednesday, January 16, 2008

poverty in illinois

the ctba released a study on illinois' economy in december and here it is. (well, the executive summary, anyway.)

major findings:
job creation in the state lags behind other states
wages are declining
low wage jobs are replacing good ones
there are real differences in workforce populations, skills and experiences
(race is not unimportant here)

these are the issues that should be burning underneath presidential candidates' feet, rather than hillary's 'shrillness' or obama's 'magical negritude.'

don't you think?


Jed said...

you're right

ding said...

edwards sort of talks about these issues, as a friend of mine pointed out, but so far the media would rather not talk about it.