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Bob Herbert Calls for Popular Movement on U.S. Jobs Crisis

By Jennifer Wilmore, Communiqué

Feb. 15th — “It’s a disgrace that this is happening in a country as rich as ours,” former New York Times op-ed columnist Bob Herbert said, describing what he called a “massive employment crisis” in the U.S.

Herbert, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the economic equality think tank Demos, delivered his lecture on “A Call to Civic Engagement” as part of SIPA’s Weston lecture series.

“As a society, we’ve been unwilling to face up to the enormous scale of this employment crisis,” Herbert said, calling on citizens to build a movement to put the jobs crisis at the top of U.S. policy and media agendas.

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