Tag: jobs

Economy, Education

America’s Business is Jobs, Not College

Many of us are guilty. I am, too. You, probably. In high school (and after) we mocked the kids who took shop. The “greasers” who got credit for wrenching on cars or welding or making cabinets. It was the 1980s and shop, along with home economics, became an elective in most schools. Until the 80s, …

Conservatism, News

Why Smart Phones Are More Popular Than the Tea Party

Does it bother you that people would give up essential freedoms before they’d give up their iPhone? While 26 percent of Americans report that they can’t live without their smartphone, only 20 percent of Americans say they can’t live without sex, according to this infographic compiled by FinancesOnline.com, a personal finance website. Seriously. It should bother …

Conservatism

America Has a Job To Do

We believe that meaningful work dignifies and enriches human lives. [olympus_highlight color=”yellow”]Every person who wants to work should find a choice of occupations to pursue. And every occupation improves the life of the person doing the work, the people the work is done for, and the family and community in which the worker lives.[/olympus_highlight] The more …

Union News

Bakers Union Costs 300 St. Louisans Their Jobs **UPDATE**

**UPDATE** Union Declares Victory As Hostess Goes Out of Business.  No more Ho Hos. ** Unions destroy themselves like pathetic drunks, dragging down everyone around them. In a fine example of anti-strategic thinking and un-game theory, the Bakers Union put 637 of its members out of work yesterday. Hostess—makers of Twinkies—is bankrupt. Part of the …

Obamacare

This Is Why You Are Underemployed

If you can’t find full-time work, blame Obamacare. One reason the Middle Class has shriveled and wages shrunk over the the past four years is underemployment. People want full time work, but settle for anything. And anything is usually part time. Most of the fantastic new jobs created since the 2009 have been part-time jobs. …

Economics and Economy

Business Insider Has No Idea Where Money Comes From

I love some things about Business Insider.  Mostly its great headlines. Unfortunately, sometimes its writers show an ignorance of basic economics in their rush to catapult Obama to a second term.  Joe Weisenthal is just the latest example. Joe tries to claim that economic recovery in the US is retarded by loss of public sector …

Economics and Economy

Who Killed the American Job Machine

Maureen Dowd’s having trouble slathering make-up on her favorite pigs these days. Her President—the man for whom she surrendered all pretense of intelligence, wisdom, and self-control—is flailing. And Maureen Dowd is going all wobbly.  Wobbly on Obama. Wobbly on America.  Wobbly on life.  Here’s an exceprt: On the razor’s edge of another recession; blocked at …

Economy

Jay Nixon Putting Party Ahead of Missouri? *UPDATE*

Last week, the Illinois legislature passed a massive income tax increase on individuals and businesses.  Overall, it represents about a 67 percent income tax increase. In response, neighboring states of Wisconsin and Indiana have wisely mounted massive campaigns to suck businesses and people out of Illinois.  Even New Jersey’s fabulous governor, Chris Christie, plans to …