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From Surf to Serfdom – By Kenneth Levin Frontpagemag.com

Unemployment in my home state of Massachusetts is less than the national average. In August, it stood at 6.3% compared to 8.1% nationally. 

The state benefits from very robust high-tech sectors. But, of course, low-tech industries also figure in its economy.

Particularly hard hit among the latter in the current downturn has been the state’s large fishing industry. Its problems, and the plight of workers dependent on fishing for their livelihood,

are illustrative both of the general difficulties of the economy across the country and of ways in which specific Obama administration policies have compounded the overall decline. ,,,Read More