Where Did the Jobs Go--and How Do We Get Them Back?: Your Guided Tour to America's Employment Crisis (Guided Tour of the Economy)

3.6 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061715662: Where Did the Jobs Go--and How Do We Get Them Back?: Your Guided Tour to America's Employment Crisis (Guided Tour of the Economy)

Your guided tour to America’s employment crisis, the title says it all. Where Did the Jobs Go—and How Do We Get Them Back? is a clear, nonpartisan, surprisingly entertaining look at our nation’s current joblessness mess and how we can get ourselves working again. Written by Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, authors of the breakout bestseller Where Did the Money Go?, this essential primer addresses the most serious problem facing Americans today with intelligence, refreshing candor, and sparkling wit, enabling voters to separate the facts from the politicians’ hot air and political spin.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Find out how the numbers on the jobs situation really add up, once you subtract the spin, the hype, and the political posturing.

For most Americans, having a decent job is a matter of basic survival. Politicians of every stripe claim to have the answer—cut taxes, invest in education, develop “green jobs,” balance the budget, spend more on bridges and roads. The slogans are catchy, but will their ideas really work? And how can average citizens make sense of it all?

Fortunately, Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, bestselling authors of Where Does the Money Go? and founding editors of the nonpartisan website PublicAgenda.org, cut through the spin with this essential guide to the national jobs crisis. Exploring a very serious subject in a readable, entertaining manner, Where Did the Jobs Go—and How Do We Get Them Back? examines in detail the various proposals we’ve heard from the left, right, and center. Bittle and Johnson clearly explain the risks and trade-offs associated with each idea, writing specifically for citizens of all political leanings who aren’t economists, financiers, business school professors, or think-tank policy wonks.

About the Author:

Scott Bittle is an award-winning journalist, policy analyst, and web producer who has written extensively about the federal budget, energy, and foreign policy.

Jean Johnson writes frequently about public opinion and public policy and is the author of You Can’t Do It Alone, a book on how parents, teachers, and students see education issues. Both authors are senior fellows at Public Agenda and blog frequently for the Huffington Post, National Geographic, and other outlets.



Scott Bittle is an award-winning journalist, policy analyst, and web producer who has written extensively about the federal budget, energy, and foreign policy.

Jean Johnson writes frequently about public opinion and public policy and is the author of You Can’t Do It Alone, a book on how parents, teachers, and students see education issues. Both authors are senior fellows at Public Agenda and blog frequently for the Huffington Post, National Geographic, and other outlets.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Scott Bittle; Jean Johnson
ISBN 10: 0061715662 ISBN 13: 9780061715662
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800617156620000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Scott Bittle, Jean Johnson
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061715662 ISBN 13: 9780061715662
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow Paperbacks, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Original. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061715662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Scott Bittle, Jean Johnson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061715662 ISBN 13: 9780061715662
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Original. 198 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. There s nothing more fundamental to having a decent life in America than having a job. Unemployment is the public s top concern in polls, and potentially the most damaging part of the Great Recession. Yet the political discussion about jobs it is a morass of posturing, blame and ideology. Where Did the Jobs Go-and How Can We Get Them Back? is a basic guide to the jobs issue written specifically for readers who aren t economists, financiers, business school professors, or policy wonks working for think tanks. It s designed to help readers sift through the political rhetoric for context and clarification - and shares some ideas that aren t being raised by politicians, but which could be crucial to turning the U.S. jobs picture around. But while the topic is serious, solving it doesn t have to be. Featuring chapters entitled Has America Lost Its Mojo? and Just the Facts, Ma am, this book will be anything but dry. By applying the same winning approach they used to irreverently explain the federal budget crisis in Where Does the Money Go?, Bittle and Johnson will use pop culture to help define the fundamental concepts that shape the varying economic and jobs proposals. They cover proposals from the political left, right, and center-balancing the budget, cutting taxes, cutting bureaucracy, reviving manufacturing, improving education, starting a major national infrastructure project, closing the gap between rich and poor - and try to help readers understand risks, costs, and trade-offs associated with each of them as ways to create jobs. They also offer an in-depth look at the truths and lies frequently thrown around about jobs and technology, globalization, immigration, Baby Boomers, and more. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780061715662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Scott Bittle, Jean Johnson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061715662 ISBN 13: 9780061715662
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Original. 198 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. There s nothing more fundamental to having a decent life in America than having a job. Unemployment is the public s top concern in polls, and potentially the most damaging part of the Great Recession. Yet the political discussion about jobs it is a morass of posturing, blame and ideology. Where Did the Jobs Go-and How Can We Get Them Back? is a basic guide to the jobs issue written specifically for readers who aren t economists, financiers, business school professors, or policy wonks working for think tanks. It s designed to help readers sift through the political rhetoric for context and clarification - and shares some ideas that aren t being raised by politicians, but which could be crucial to turning the U.S. jobs picture around. But while the topic is serious, solving it doesn t have to be. Featuring chapters entitled Has America Lost Its Mojo? and Just the Facts, Ma am, this book will be anything but dry. By applying the same winning approach they used to irreverently explain the federal budget crisis in Where Does the Money Go?, Bittle and Johnson will use pop culture to help define the fundamental concepts that shape the varying economic and jobs proposals. They cover proposals from the political left, right, and center-balancing the budget, cutting taxes, cutting bureaucracy, reviving manufacturing, improving education, starting a major national infrastructure project, closing the gap between rich and poor - and try to help readers understand risks, costs, and trade-offs associated with each of them as ways to create jobs. They also offer an in-depth look at the truths and lies frequently thrown around about jobs and technology, globalization, immigration, Baby Boomers, and more. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780061715662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Bittle, Scott
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0061715662 ISBN 13: 9780061715662
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061715662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson
ISBN 10: 0061715662 ISBN 13: 9780061715662
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800617156621.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Bittle, Scott
ISBN 10: 0061715662 ISBN 13: 9780061715662
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780061715662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Scott Bittle, Jean Johnson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN 10: 0061715662 ISBN 13: 9780061715662
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Where Did the Jobs Go--and How Do We Get Them Back?: Your Guided Tour to America's Employment Crisis, Scott Bittle, Jean Johnson, There's nothing more fundamental to having a decent life in America than having a job. Unemployment is the public's top concern in polls, and potentially the most damaging part of the Great Recession. Yet the political discussion about jobs it is a morass of posturing, blame and ideology. "Where Did the Jobs Go-and How Can We Get Them Back?" is a basic guide to the jobs issue written specifically for readers who aren't economists, financiers, business school professors, or policy wonks working for think tanks. It's designed to help readers sift through the political rhetoric for context and clarification - and shares some ideas that aren't being raised by politicians, but which could be crucial to turning the U.S. jobs picture around. But while the topic is serious, solving it doesn't have to be. Featuring chapters entitled Has America Lost Its Mojo? and Just the Facts, Ma'am, this book will be anything but dry. By applying the same winning approach they used to irreverently explain the federal budget crisis in Where Does the Money Go?, Bittle and Johnson will use pop culture to help define the fundamental concepts that shape the varying economic and jobs proposals. They cover proposals from the political left, right, and center-balancing the budget, cutting taxes, cutting bureaucracy, reviving manufacturing, improving education, starting a major national infrastructure project, closing the gap between rich and poor - and try to help readers understand risks, costs, and trade-offs associated with each of them as ways to create jobs. They also offer an in-depth look at the truths and lies frequently thrown around about jobs and technology, globalization, immigration, Baby Boomers, and more. Bookseller Inventory # B9780061715662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.73
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Scott Bittle, Jean Johnson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061715662 ISBN 13: 9780061715662
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Original. 198 x 135 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. There s nothing more fundamental to having a decent life in America than having a job. Unemployment is the public s top concern in polls, and potentially the most damaging part of the Great Recession. Yet the political discussion about jobs it is a morass of posturing, blame and ideology. Where Did the Jobs Go-and How Can We Get Them Back? is a basic guide to the jobs issue written specifically for readers who aren t economists, financiers, business school professors, or policy wonks working for think tanks. It s designed to help readers sift through the political rhetoric for context and clarification - and shares some ideas that aren t being raised by politicians, but which could be crucial to turning the U.S. jobs picture around. But while the topic is serious, solving it doesn t have to be. Featuring chapters entitled Has America Lost Its Mojo? and Just the Facts, Ma am, this book will be anything but dry. By applying the same winning approach they used to irreverently explain the federal budget crisis in Where Does the Money Go?, Bittle and Johnson will use pop culture to help define the fundamental concepts that shape the varying economic and jobs proposals. They cover proposals from the political left, right, and center-balancing the budget, cutting taxes, cutting bureaucracy, reviving manufacturing, improving education, starting a major national infrastructure project, closing the gap between rich and poor - and try to help readers understand risks, costs, and trade-offs associated with each of them as ways to create jobs. They also offer an in-depth look at the truths and lies frequently thrown around about jobs and technology, globalization, immigration, Baby Boomers, and more. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780061715662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Bittle, Scott; Johnson, Jean
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061715662 ISBN 13: 9780061715662
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow Paperbacks, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061715662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book