Archinect - Features 2017-07-20T08:49:59-04:00 CONTOURS: EDD DE 1101 I - Part 2 Guy Horton 2011-12-05T13:07:50-05:00 >2011-12-15T19:28:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> There are so many metaphors for being unemployed. My preference is a burial scenario. You are being buried and the earth keeps getting piled upon you deeper and deeper until you eventually stop trying to dig your way out. It becomes your early grave. Might as well just stay in there. When the economy eventually does improve, 43% of those 13.9 million long-term unemployed Americans may very likely remain buried as the new sidewalks of hope are poured right over them. The new armies with stars and dollar signs in their eyes will blindly stagger along going in and out of gold-plated doors, making their way around the Monopoly board until the next recession&mdash;roughly every ten years.</p> CONTOURS: EDD DE 1101 I Guy Horton 2011-11-28T12:45:19-05:00 >2011-11-29T20:39:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Author&rsquo;s Disclaimer</em></p> <p> <em>Hello! Author here. Just interjecting at the onset of this article to make it clear that, yes, I am indeed biased and this is not intended to be purely objective in any sense. I&rsquo;m also blatantly stealing this device from David Foster Wallace, who used this little tactic in his posthumous novel, </em>The Pale King<em>. Have you read it? Quite good, I think, as long as you can get beyond the fact that he hanged himself. That&rsquo;s depressing. Another subjective P.O.V. on my part. Sorry.</em></p> A Macro Look at Unemployment and the Economy Sherin Wing 2011-10-10T17:48:37-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Different approaches to alleviate the Great Recession&rsquo;s intransigence have been suggested. Repeatedly, policy approaches have been examined, only to be jettisoned, based on whether they concur with their own political ideologies. To combat this, we examine a few academic studies that offer views tested by more than mere opinion.</p>