Monday July 01, 2013
Quote of the Day
“In Michigan a few years ago I spent 2 years trying to find a job teaching math - or doing anything whatsoever to earn an income. A Republican friend kept giving me job-finding tips, and telling me how my efforts were obviously ineffective, since I wasn't able to find employment. I could not get him to understand how hurtful his approach was. I kept telling him that if 10 people are applying for one opening, 9 will remain unemployed, no matter what they do. And since I was in my late 50's, I was always among those 9. I could not get across to him the depth of frustration & despair I was feeling.
”Thankfully, I finally landed a teaching position - in Cairo, Egypt. I'm one of the rare, fortunate ones. Meanwhile, my heart goes out to those who continue to struggle. I hope they stop voting for Republicans.“
-- Thomas Mischler, in the comments section under Paul Krugman's Op-Ed, ”War on the Unemployed."