Friday, November 14, 2008

Jobs Program

I've been suggesting that we will need a jobs program since July 20. Not that anybody listened to me. Me and Krugman.

All indications are that the new administration will offer a major stimulus package. My own back-of-the-envelope calculations say that the package should be huge, on the order of $600 billion.

So the question becomes, will the Obama people dare to propose something on that scale?

Let’s hope that the answer to that question is yes, that the new administration will indeed be that daring. For we’re now in a situation where it would be very dangerous to give in to conventional notions of prudence.

more at the NYTimes

Jobs Program. Just remember I called it first.