That men are losing jobs at a much faster rate than women during this recession shouldn't be a surprise. The pattern is typical. And it's not just the men in the hard hats who are out of a job—men in almost all categories of work are being affected disproportionately.
The root causes of terrorism might not be poverty and lack of education, as many believe. Rather, the lack of civil liberties, political rights and the rule of law might be more influential.
The anti-pollution program in Congress contains desirable economic features. But a key component—an auction process covering all permits for carbon emissions—does not seem to be politically viable.
The simplest way to avoid another devastating housing crash and foreclosure crisis probably is to reduce household borrowing and, then, to keep it low.
Susan C. Thomson