NY Times Writer Uchitelle: Today's Layoffs "Worse Than The Great Depression"
A New York Times reporter who called recent corporate layoffs “worse than the Great Depression” was the paper’s choice to write about the positive job growth in the economy.
Reporter Louis Uchitelle authored somewhat critical view of the latest unemployment report by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That report showed a 211,000-job gain in March 2006 and a low jobless rate of 4.7 percent. By comparison, nearly one in four Americans was without work in the early 1930s.
Despite low unemployment and 31 straight months of job gains, economics writer and author Louis Uchitelle calls for federal laws to restrict corporate layoffs, a policy even a liberal Berkeley economist questions.
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Clay Waters over at TimesWatch.org (TW)has frequently documented Uchitelle's biases, including Uchitelle's call to restrict corporate layoffs and double the minimum wage.
For a list of TW articles mentioning Uchitelle, visit TW's search page and enter "Uchitelle."