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You try to be cynical but you just can't keep up

There are actually people in this country who think it's good that our unemployment rate is at 9.7 percent (and that's a lowball figure; it's really higher than 16 percent when you count part-timers and discouraged job seekers). Susie Madrack at Crooks and Liars writes about the people who see a silver-lining in the jobs crisis thundercloud. She includes this lovely quote from an economist:

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