Embrace the lesson of Europe's disaster

Commentary: US must be competitive in the world, or be Europe

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Tough day. The details will be media-inescapable; work on context instead.

U.S. job data for May were poor, and April’s revised so. However, jobs are growing, incomes are rising (a paltry 0.2 percent monthly, but rising), and the National Association of Purchasing Managers’ service index for May arrived at 53.5, a little off from April’s 10-month high but a healthy distance above 50 breakeven.