SENSE Series: Short articles for a general audience, written
by economists, sociologists, historians and others active in social
change movements. They seek to debunk the myths and assumptions
that politicians and their economic advisors use to keep us from
adopting policies that would increase employment and wages. These can be used as handouts at conferences, for classes, as
articles in local newsletters, as the basis for "Letters to the
Editor," radio and TV interviews or talks with your elected representatives,
and as inserts in newsletters. Please bear in mind that these articles reflect data at the time they were written. Nonetheless, the concepts remain valid.
Increasing Unemployment Increases the Deficit, Reducing Unemployment
Reduces the Deficit, by Helen Lachs Ginsburg
and William Ayres.
Unemployment Means Lost Output and Human Deficits,
by Helen Lachs Ginsburg.
Million Unemployed and Underemployed Is"Unnatural; So Is 16 Million,"
by Helen Lachs Ginsburg and William Ayres.
Employment Statistics: Let's Tell the Whole Story,
by Helen Lachs Ginsburg and William Ayres.
#4a: Popular Graphic Version
De Empleo: Digamos La Historia Completa Por Helen
Lachs Ginsburg, William Ayres
Welfare Reform: Where Are the Jobs? by Gertrude
Schaffner Goldberg, Sheila Collins, Helen Lachs Ginsburg, and
Full Employment: the Supreme Law of the Land,
by David G. Gil
and Affirmative Action, by Manning Marable
Disarmament, Economic Conversion and Jobs For All, by
Why the Debt Isn't All Bad: Balancing Our Deficit Thinking,
by Robert Eisner (reprinted, with permission, from the Nation
Let's Have an Adequate Minimum Wage, by Robert Cherry
High Anxiety: Economic Insecurity and Jobs For All by
Environmental Regulation and Jobs For All
by Eban Goodstein
The Collapse of Low-Skill Wages: Technological Shift or
Institutional Failure? By David
Responding to Rising Unemployment: Can We Afford Jobs
For All?* by Philip Harvey
How Many Jobs Are There: The Need for a Job Vacancy Survey
by Philip Harvey The Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] now issues a vacancy survey, Job Openings and Labor Turnover, monthly, with a 2-month lag. This occurred thanks in part to the Coalition's work.
We Need a WPA for Our Time by Nancy Rose
Needed: A National Commitment to Families
by Ruth Sidel
Welfare Reforming the Workplace by Maurice
Why Unions Matter; Why Full Employment Matters to Unions
by Elaine Bernard
Reversing the Spread of Lousy Jobs,
by Chris Tilly
Social Security Is Not in "Crisis" (rev.)
by Richard Du Boff
Women and Social
Security: Statement and
Checklist by the National Council of Women's Organizations.
Reprinted with permission from IWPR web site, http://www.iwpr.org.
Washington's New Poor Law: Welfare"Reform's" Legacy and
Real Welfare Reform, by Sheila Collins
Is Not Just for Seniors, by Jean TD Bandler
#25: Social Security
and Minorities by Helen Lachs Ginsburg
and Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg
#26: It's Not Just
Money: Thirty-Five Million Workers in Low-Wage Jobs by
Beth Shulman See NJFAC page on wages.
#27: The Real
Medicare Crisis, by Bruce Vladeck
#28: What Is Social Security?
by Helen Ginsburg
#29: What Really Supports
the Elderly? by June Zaccone
Social Security vs. Social Insecurity: A Social Security Packet-Summary & Introduction
Reform Social Security [Except to Raise Benefits],
The Right to Work and to Welfare
by Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg and Sheila D. Collins
SR3: Toward a Fair
Economy: The Economic Context for 2004 by members
of the NJFAC Executive Committee, Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg,
SR4: The Permanent
War Economy: Real Security or False Promise? by Charles
Bell, Sheila D. Collins, Helen Lachs Ginsburg, and Mary Malloy
Labor Force Participation Rate and Its Trajectory,
by June Zaccone
SR 6: Is the
Decline in the Labor Force Participation Rate During This Recession
Permanent? by June Zaccone
SR 7 Why Are Men
of Prime Age MIssing from the Labor Force?10/13
How Growing Inequality
Led to Shrinking Democracy, Meltdown, & Mass Unemployment, Trudy Goldberg 9/11
Federal Debt: Who
Ran up the Bill? Who’ll Pay It?, Rev-6/12,
Destroyed the American Middle Class? 5/12, June Zaccone
Decline: Irrelevance, Suicide or Murder?
[rev. 9/13] June Zaccone
trade deal you aren't allowed to know about
until it hits you! Collins, 5/15
Partnership (TPP): A Corporate Agenda, Zaccone, 5/15
What Ever Happened
to Shared Prosperity?, prepared by Charles Bell,
Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Philip Harvey,
June Zaccone, Members of the Executive Committee, National Jobs
for All Coalition
AND THE DRIVE FOR DECENT WORK [Rev.]htm
and Public Investment," Goldberg &
Ginsburg, New Labor Forum, v17(1), Spr 2008, 123-133.
See their web site: http://newlaborforum.cuny.edu/
Con La Prosperidad Compartida?
The Drive for
for a contemporary full employment policy [pdf booklet] [htm
Special Issue on: The Challenge of Full Employment in the Global Economy, Helen Lachs Ginsburg, June Zaccone, Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Sheila D. Collins, and Sumner M. Rosen. Editorial Introduction, Economic and Industrial Democracy 1997
Survey of Full
War Economy: Real Security or False Promise? Based
on SR 4, by Rev. Finley Schaef and Rev. Dr. Douglas Grote, for
The Impact of the Terrorist
Attacks of September 11, 2001on Women's Employment,
Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg and Helen Lachs Ginsburg
No More Katrinas: Keep Score on Recovery and America's Future
No Mas Katrinas:Llevemos
la Cuenta de la Recuperacion y el Futuro de America
Progress Quiz-From 1963 to 2013
and Jobs: A Quiz [pdf]
Count the Unemployed:
quiz:What's in It for Younger People? [interactive]
¿Que Le Ofrece El Seguro Social A Las Personas Jovenes?
quiz:What's in It for Younger People?
Flyers-- The Fiscal Cliff:
Why a Solution to Unemployment is the Key flyer 5/13
Jobs for All and Women's Rights;
What Ever Happened
to Shared Prosperity?
Security flyers No Crisis
Accounts written by Susan
Bendor, Social Work, Yeshiva University; Dan Berger, Three Parks
Independent Democrats; Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Emerita, Economics,
Brooklyn College; Andrew Kurzweil, Treasurer, New York State Young
Democrats Disability Issues Caucus; David Langer, Consulting Actuary;
Martin Morand, Emeritus, Industrial and Labor Relations, Indiana
Univ of Pennsylvania; union labor educator; Larry Wood, Goddard
Riverside Community Center; June Zaccone, Emerita, Economics,
Hofstra University; Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Social Work,
Adelphi University, Chair
on Washington and the Jobs Crisis NJFAC 8/13
Green Jobs for
All: Two Crises: One Solution, NJFAC 9/14
Social Security, 1-page
summary, 8/14 June Zaccone
Growth Agenda That Works, by Timothy Canova, Sheila Collins,
Helen Ginsburg, Gertrude Goldberg, Philip Harvey, Martin Melkonian,
Sumner Rosen, Solidelle Wasser, and June Zaccone.
High Road to Economic Development by Sheila Collins and
Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg.
Jobs for All: A Plan for the Revitalization of America,
by Profs. Sheila D. Collins, Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Gertrude Schaffner
Goldberg. $10 each
Underbelly of the US Economy: Joblessness and the Pauperization
of Work in America, by David Dembo and Ward Morehouse
"Jobs for All, Economic Justice, and the Challenge of Welfare
'Reform'," Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Journal of Public Health
"Building a Movement for Full Employment," Gertrude Schaffner
Goldberg and Sheila Collins, from Social Policy, Spring
"Social Security: The Phony Crisis",
Helen Lachs Ginsburg, testimony to NYC Council, April 1998
___ 4. "With
Income Inequality for All," James Galbraith, Nation, Sept
___ 5. "The
Great Divide," Robert Reich, The American Prospect,
May 20, 2000
___ 6. "Social
Security Shortfall Long Way Off: Improved long-term outlook
makes privatization push even less relevant," Christian Weller,
Economic Policy Institute, March 27, 2002.
___ 7. Helen
Lachs Ginsburg , "Sweden: Fall from Grace,"
In These Times, Dec. 23, 1996, an analysis of the decline
of the Swedish full employment model.
___ 8. Marianne Hill, "Unemployment
Insurance: A Broken System,"2/10 Updated, and
reprinted with permission from Dollars and Sense, Issue
284, September/October 2009
___ 9. Seymour Melman, "In
the Grip of a Permanent War Economy," reprinted with
permission from Counterpunch, 3/03
"A Growth Agenda That
"The High Road to