Falling Down the Corporate Ladder—and Climbing Back Up

With unemployment still at 9.5%, many Americans are forced to take jobs that a few years ago they wouldn't even have considered. Think of a janitor who used to be a Fortune 500 exec, or a former healthcare industry manager behind the counter at a candy store, both real examples in recession media reports. Read More

Will the Recession Result in a Lost Generation?

My parents came of age during the Great Depression, and, like many of their generation, they were shaped by the times. My father played football with a wad of tied-up newspaper because no one could afford a ball. His mother worked two jobs as a seamstress to support the family after his father lost his grocery store and sank into alcoholism. Read More