We’ve all heard the stereotypes about the unemployed. Lazy, prideful, under qualified, etc.. But are those labels fair? HBO’s new documentary “Hard Times: Lost on Long Island” takes a closer look at America’s long-term unemployed and shares the personal stories of those desperately seeking work.
Tom discussed our country’s growing unemployment problem with the film’s director Marc Levin. As Mark points out, the film follows experienced, educated and seemingly responsible Americans getting rejected by employers, visiting food pantries and losing their homes. So, what do we do about America’s long-term unemployed? CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO TOM’S CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR MARK LEVIN: