What Should You Have to Sacrifice to Get a Job?
(New York Times) — Nearly 15 million Americans are jobless today. Many of these workers have not been able to find any openings suited to their skills and experience. But there is an ongoing debate about whether workers should be pushed to takewhatever jobs they can find, particularly if the types of jobs they lost may not come back in the recovery. Policies that make staying unemployed easier — like the extensions of jobless benefits — serve only to keep displaced workers in denial of the fact that they’re never going to land their “ideal” job, the argument goes.