Category Archives: Jobs

This Won’t Be Good For Trump: The Retail Apocalypse

And tariffs aren’t going to fix this (boldface mine): Thousands of mall-based stores are shutting down in what’s fast becoming one of the biggest waves of retail closures in decades. More than 3,500 stores are expected to close in the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Jobs

Are People Really Going To Move From Clay County, KY To Wash Dishes In D.C.?

Or Boston? Or Austin, TX? From Pew (boldface mine): Most of the United States’ 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew … Continue reading

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Trump Announces Open Season On U.S. Jobs

More five-star sizzle on a one-star steak (boldface mine): Carrier, the company that changed its plans to shutter a plant in Indianapolis and shift production to Mexico after talks with President-elect Donald Trump, confirmed Wednesday that it would receive financial … Continue reading

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Employers Butthurt By Having To Pay Hard Workers A Middle Class Wage

Of course, they wouldn’t put it that way (boldface mine): For decades, bosses at publishing houses, glossy magazines, consulting firms, advocacy groups, movie production companies and talent agencies have groomed their assistants to be the next generation of big shots … Continue reading

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About Those Unemployment Numbers…

A couple weeks ago, the economics bloggysphere had worked itself into high dudgeon over extreme claims about what the ‘real’ unemployment rate might be. But this is very disturbing–and it’s real (boldface mine): The most recent report puts the white … Continue reading

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Vox Grows Up And Becomes A Gentry-Class Organ

Just the same old Wor-Shing-Tun Shuffle, only with a slightly different flavor. It started when Ezra Klein made serious bank on giving lectures to insurance groups–while he’s a self-styled policy expert on healthcare. Now his partner-in-life and New York Times … Continue reading

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Wages And The Supposed STEM Shortage

If you’re the kind of person who believes markets provide reasonably good signals, then it’s safe to say there really isn’t a shortage of STEM workers. And the market for STEM workers is good–if you’re hiring (boldface mine): Like other … Continue reading

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