Jobs crisis panel discusses opportunities in competitive global economy

A group of business and political leaders discussing America’s jobs crisis agreed on Wednesday that while Washington might be paralyzed until after the November elections, solutions can start now, the Huffington Post reports. The goal of the panel was to change the discussion about unemployment from “one of kind of fatalistic acceptance of the ‘new normal,'” in the words of Arianna Huffington, to one about what is already working. The panel was sponsored by The Huffington Post, moderated by Tom Brokaw, and called “Opportunity: What Is Working.”

“When you’re coming back from what was the greatest crisis since the Great Depression, as much as government policy is critical, everybody does have to be in this together,” said Gene Sperling, director of the administration’s National Economic Council…

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