Is the current recession a mere cyclical downturn, or is there some structural problem with our economic system? Strucs vs Cycs, from Slate, is an excellent way to think about what type of stimulus (if any) is the answer to this recession. Why is the unemployment situation harder to fix than Obama thought? Maybe we have a structural economic problem and simply increasing demand won't solve this crisis. Fed governor Kocherlakota "invoked the concept of "mismatch" and said: "Firms have jobs, but can't find appropriate workers. The workers want to work, but can't find appropriate jobs." "