"I'm not proud of it," says Baebler, who is in her mid-30s and is blind.
Interesting this is an AP article ... they consistently are touting the improving economy in most articles I read.
You're are correct, and this brings up another consideration. The MSM can have a huge effect on public perception of the economy, and as such can actually have real effects on the economy. We saw this, IMHO, during the Clinton administration when everyday there was a screaming headline about how incredible the economy was and how the stock market was going through the roof. This, to some extent, is self-perpetuating ‘prophesy’ by the MSM.
They've been trying to do the same for Obama, and despite their best efforts we are in such a bad way that they aren't having any economic impact with their faux news, and they have had to find new creative ways to not report accurately the carnage.
Bingo. Here’s where the hive-mind shows itself:
“After a recession, an improving economy is supposed to bring people back into the job market.”
They want us to believe that the recession is over and the economy is improving. I’ll say it again, the only real employment number that matters is the Labor Force Participation Rate — which is only going down to what we saw on Friday is now at levels not seen since 1979.