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DEAR MINIMUM WAGE WORKER STRIKING FOR $15 an hour, I would support your cause for one week of pay at this wage if you promise to take an ECONOMICS 101 course to learn about supply and demand and diminishing returns. You see there are consequences for dropping out of high school, being in prison, and […]

Reflections of the 2012 Presidential Elections: The Trial Of Hank Rearden

This scene captures the change in our culture as a society and as an economic system. Yesterday sealed the transition of the country I knew and what it is becoming

Analysis: Americans to Face Tougher 2013 on Rising Prices, Taxes

Reuters) – Consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets next year to pay for costlier healthcare, more expensive grocery bills and higher taxes, an extra drag on the country’s already slow-moving economy. The additional outlays look set to test the resilience of consumers, whose spending accounts for around two-thirds of the U.S. economy. […]

The Unemployment Number Doesn’t add up

“Oh how convenient the rate dropped below 8% for the first time in 43 months, five weeks before the election,” Varney added. “There is widespread mistrust of this report and these numbers because there are clear contradictions – 873,000 people said they had found work but only 114,000 new jobs were created. That is a […]

Jobs Report: Stagnation Continues

Non-Partisan Bureau Labor Statistics results: There are now 1.82 million more people not in the labor force now than just 12 months ago. If you go back to January 2009, the month Obama took office, that number is a whopping 5.48 million! This comes after several months of dismal jobs reports. We’ve been averaging just […]

Payrolls Rise by Just 69,000; Jobless Rate Ticks Up to 8.2%

Feeble hiring by U.S. employers in May roiled markets and dimmed the already-cloudy outlook for an economy that appears to be following Europe and Asia into a slowdown. The U.S. economy added just 69,000 jobs in May, less than expected, and the unemployment rate rose to 8.2%. Employers added a seasonally adjusted 69,000 jobs last […]

Occupy Portland Protester Involved in Shutting Down Major Port Gets Educated

Watch the latest video at Today’s Occupy Wall Street protests in Portland, Oregon shut down two terminals at the city’s port, which led workers to miss a day of work. But, is this benefiting the 99 percent or the one percent? Kari Koch, part of Occupy Portland, joined Your World to explain the group’s […]

Untenable: Will The Euro Currency Survive?

This is a topic I have been passionately observing over the last two years. As a family of Spaniards and Finnish in our household … we look with concern at the effects across the pond and within our backyards. Ignore the issue at your peril. The economic winds of unsustainable debt are blowing. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: […]

Job Contraction Globally Creates Work Experience Catch 22 for Graduates

Engineering undergraduates demand work experience A common refrain from Graduates seeking careers in Engineering? “It’s not fair!” Engineering undergraduates demand more work experience, graduate schemes and graduate training, however throughout Europe and The United States, the opportunity to gain work experience through graduate jobs, i.e. internships has contracted along a similar trajectory as experienced, senior […]

It’s All About Someone Else’s Benjamins, Right?

The anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street protesters had the nerve to ask James for investment capital. They wanted funding for the “Constitutional World Federation” they are planning. Another protester goes into detail about how Almagamated Bank is funding the Occupy Wall Street anti-banker protests. They’re all for capitalism, but only if it benefits them. James O’Keefe […]

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