Is it time for a jobs program?

Posted Dec. 06, 2009, at 3:46 p.m.

The Obama administration is considering devoting unused TARP funds, originally appropriated to help banks, to create jobs. Is this a good use of the money? What sort of jobs program would make sense? More stimulus projects, such as infrastructure

completed by private contractors? Or should the administration take a page from the Great Depression and put people to work on public projects?