I think I could very easily argue that a “common good” would include job creation.  Job creation is vital to a successful economy, and unlike the stock market, I’d argue that job creation is an indicator of what’s going on in homes and on the Main Streets of several small towns across America.

Take a look at this graph, thanks to Paul Krugman from the New York Times:

Job Creation

With an economic policy similar (and perhaps even worse) than our current president’s, can we logically expect anything more than Bush’s performance if McCain were elected?  I just don’t see it.