Unemployment rate rises to 9.8 percent by Ben White
Fuck Our Lives. Of course, it's 9.8 percent measured the way we measure it now, after many rounds of statistical gerrymandering to lower the figure. If we measured unemployment the way it was measured thirty years ago, it would be double what it is now. Worst of all, the "ideas" this stat evokes in what passes for political discourse in the U.S. do not include actual job-creating programs.
I had always wondered how people could have been so retarded as to, say, worship a man as a living god, or engage in public ceremonies of self-flagellation... but this is helping me understand that human stupidity should never be underestimated. Thanks, Darrell Issa, for teaching me a lesson.