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Economics Employment Politics

America had to re-open faster than other countries

Whenever I hear people say: “The US had more cases because it reopened faster,” I think: yes, because too many other countries depend on the US. We can’t afford to stay closed for business. We subsidize the rest of the world in many ways, and one of those is through trade. We can’t stay shut […]

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Employment Politics

There is no impartial journalism

The resignation of New York Times reporter Bari Weiss and her statements about resigning from the Gray Lady due to being harassed and targeted should come as no surprise. Let’s look briefly at some of the history of what once was regarded as a well respected and esteemed paper. In 2003 former New York Times […]

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Economics Employment

A chain reaction of layoffs

As someone who works directly in the labor market and who likes to read think tank pieces and articles by economists, it’s interesting to see smart people try to grapple in abstract terms with what I see every day. Many of the articles written are by people who are in academia or who have a […]

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Employment

Job boards have made the job search easier … and harder

When something becomes too easy, it can eventually become much harder. It’s one of those paradoxes of life.  Let me explain. When something gets used too much, it becomes less valuable. (Example: email. Email is valuable as a tool and used all the time, but the value of each individual email has been diluted.) When […]

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Economics Employment

‘Factory Man’ shows an important part of history

I remember driving through Mount Airy, N.C. one time, showing the town to some colleagues who were visiting from outside the area. We were mainly trying to showcase the more “fun” parts of the town, such as the tourism attractions for Andy Griffith fans and the open-face granite quarry, but it was hard to avoid […]