The government is about to spend billions to stimulate the economy. What should they spend it on? What can be learned from the post-coldwar period of the 1990s about that? The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with economist Ann Markusen.
Should all the money to be spent by the Obama administration to get the economy moving be put into steel and concrete, highways and bridges? Most of those jobs go to men. What about the infrastructure of care--child care, long-term nursing, and other work done mostly by women? The Old Mole's Frann Michel discusses how to make the economy work for women. You can read her remarks here.