February 2010 Posts

Feb
26
2010

Sucked Into the Offshoring Whirlpool

Critics of the $787 billion Recovery Act complain it is not doing enough to revive the economy, but they rarely ask why the companies that are receiving stimulus contracts and grants are not hiring more people. Now one of those recipients is facing a growing controversy over its employment practices in a case that helps explain why jobs remain in short supply.

Feb
22
2010

Led by Community Groups, Newly Elected Officials Put Accountable Development in NYC on Front Burner

The rotten political culture in New York has forced ordinary New Yorkers to become increasingly savvy at making their voices heard, particularly when it comes to big development projects. And it’s making a difference.

Feb
19
2010

ARRA as a Corporate Rescue Plan

A war of words is raging over the impact of the Obama Administration’s $787 billion stimulus program, which is now one-year old.

Feb
3
2010

Did A Handful of States Mistakenly Depress the National ARRA Job Total?

It was expected that the job numbers in the latest round of Recovery Act recipient reporting that just came out would diverge from those of the previous quarter. That's because the Office of Management and Budget changed the job-counting procedure that contract and grant recipients were supposed to follow.

Feb
1
2010

The Case of the Missing Jobs Revisited

Over the weekend the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board posted the new ARRA recipient data for the fourth quarter of 2009.