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John Waelti: On unemployment, don't blame the victims
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The recession technically ends when we have a quarterly increase in GDP - which means nothing to the average citizen, particularly those who are looking for work. It really ends when there are good jobs for people who want to work. While there is general agreement on this, we often disagree on cause. I take issue with columnist Thomas Friedman and his corporate CEO pals (Wis. State Journal, Oct. 24) as they blame the public school system, and a "decline of the American worker's global competitiveness" for those lost jobs.