Comments on: Chart of the day, unemployment edition http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/09/chart-of-the-day-unemployment-edition/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: d http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/09/chart-of-the-day-unemployment-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-8574 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:08:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/09/chart-of-the-day-unemployment-edition/#comment-8574 Mike says the chart shows “confirmation of the differences in productivity across groups”. Doesn’t that just demonstrate the institutionalized lack of equality of opportunity that even “cold-hearted” Republicans have been historically (past tense emphasized) supportive?

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/09/chart-of-the-day-unemployment-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-8529 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 18:34:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/09/chart-of-the-day-unemployment-edition/#comment-8529 One can take whatever lessons one wants from the chart. White liberals will no doubt see a confirmation of their people’s eternal villainy, ignoring of course massive white to non-white wealth redistribution through entitlement programs. Cold-hearted me looks at the chart as a confirmation of the differences in productivity across groups, with the jobs of the least productive tending to be the first ones shed.

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By: jonathan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/09/chart-of-the-day-unemployment-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-8527 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 17:39:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/09/chart-of-the-day-unemployment-edition/#comment-8527 Yes, and when I went through the chart options, I could feel the racial tension. I am daily in conflict with people who have internalized the ideas that black Americans, poor Americans of whatever sort but certainly black ones, aren’t due “handouts.” The GOP becomes the party of the white, which is sad because traditional conservative values – which, remember, didn’t include the Southern white racists who always voted Democratic – were more humane.

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