July 26, 2020
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Our Economy is Changing. Is this Good?

I grew up in an era of telephone and elevator operators. They were quickly replaced by technology. Next came pumping your own gas and the station attendants disappeared. Several of my relatives worked in the automobile plants where they assembled...

It Only Works in the Short Term

I remember having a discussion with an old friend of mine some twenty years ago. We were talking about the outsourcing trend that had developed in the United States in the 1990s. A lot of jobs were going overseas from call centers, parts production...

College Grads Face Bleak Job Outlook Picture

College Grads Face Bleak Job Outlook Picture

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that 204,000 new jobs were created in the past month, we must realize that this figure of 204,000 is a net of jobs created less jobs lost. New jobs are created each year and the number will vary with the...

Great American Job Machine May Sink Obama Re-Election

The Great Recession has now earned the dubious right of being compared to the Great Depression.  In the face of the most stimulative fiscal policy in our history, we have experienced the loss of over 7 million jobs, wiping out every job gained since...

Unemployment And The Future Of U.S. Jobs

Over the last three years, nearly 5 million U.S. workers have effectively gone missing.  No, you will not find their pictures on the backs of milk cartons.  They are the jobless Americans who have grown discouraged by their unsuccessful searches for...