Monday, August 29, 2005

Work for willing hands, if society will cooperate

The radio station that stirred up a fuss about the job center in the Washington suburb of Herndon, Va., did nobody any favors. Here, though, is a serious piece in the Los Angeles Times (registration required) about the spots where men and women assemble and wait to be hired for work, usually a day at a time. These job corners, by the way, have been part of Southern life for many decades. Maybe they're common in the North as well. The shame of the Herndon controversy is that it will make it harder for needy workers there to earn a living.

More on this presently.

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