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Unemployment Rate Funny Business

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Did you hear the news? Non-farm payrolls increased 288,000 in April and the unemployment rate “plummeted” .4% to 6.3%. See this Yahoo! story. At the same time the employment participation rate fell .4% to 62.8%. In case you don’t know, the participation rate “refers to the number of people who are either employed or are […]

America’s Future Doom and Gloom or Overblown?

Friday, March 14th, 2014

I have been (slowly) working my way through a book titled “Changing Texas – Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge.” It’s a pretty dry read. I came across this part that I wanted to share with you [brackets] mine: 1. The U.S. workforce is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse; 2. The racial […]

Venezuela Moves to Cap Prices. Dumb Move.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

This is just comical to me. Venezuela Moves to Cap Prices, Profits The cause for the inflation? “The amount of bolívares in circulation rose 70% over the past year, a clear sign the government is printing ever larger amounts of money to stoke a slowing economy.” So, the government floods the economy with new money, […]

WSJ Opinion: How Government is Making Solar Billionaires

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

From today’s WSJ (How Government is Making Solar Billionaires): Welcome to SolarCity, SCTY -0.59% the latest booming green company that has never recorded a profit. The startup’s stock price has soared by 600% since its IPO last December—it closed on Monday at $57 a share—and spiked after the company announced a couple of weeks ago […]

Honestly, What Did They Expect Employers to Do?

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Big surprise: Forever 21 Caught in Obamacare Controversy President Obama creates Obamacare. He makes 30 hours a week “full time” and forces employers to provide health insurance for “full time” employees. Employers respond by slashing hours below 30 hours per week. Question: What did the Obama Administration expect would happen? People can gripe all they […]

Money: Disability Claims Skyrocket: Here’s Why

Friday, April 12th, 2013

From Money Magazine: Since 2003, there’s been a 29% jump in Americans with little or no work experience getting disability payments, according to the Social Security Administration. Over the same time, there’s been a 44% increase in disability claims by people formerly in the workplace. Disability claims among veterans are up 28% since 2008, according […]

Chart of the Day: President Obama’s “Savings”

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Let me just say, ALL politicians do this. I’m not just poking fun of President Obama. That said, check out the meaning of President Obama’s proposed savings as laid out in the graphic via the Cato Institute (yes, Cato is a conservative think tank but numbers are numbers): Better than nothing, I suppose.

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