The Great Recession officially ended in June of 2009, but the lethargic employment growth over the past two years contrasts sharply with the rapid employment growth that usually follows a recession. Most economists expected a quick return to normalcy and are stymied by this “jobless recovery.” With persistently high unemployment […]
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The first Republican primary debate this year started with a catfight between Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney over their respective job creation records. The exchange not only raised the entertainment value of the debate, but also one important question: is Perry’s record as strong as […]
Here’s one Johan might like: our hometown hero (and alumnus of my high school alma mater) Florida GOP Representative Tom Rooney unveiled his “jobs plan” last week. Congressional Republicans are coming under increasing pressure to respond to Obama’s American Jobs Act. Don’t forget, that’s the plan that will create 1.9 […]
Globalization does have its limits. Although it is too early to call it a trend, many American manufacturers have begun to return some of their production from overseas in a process known as “reshoring”. Notable companies planning reshoring include Ford, General Electric, Otis, and several others. Executives for these corporations […]
Don’t expect to hear folk songs about it, but with an unemployment rate of about 3%, there is a renaissance of sorts taking place on the prairie.
We must take immediate action to drastically reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The burning of dirty coal and oil is causing global temperatures to rise, which will lead to catastrophic climate change. Weather patterns will change. Famines will become more common. Polar ice will melt and sea levels will rise. […]
I accept as a foregone conclusion that politicians have to oversimplify many issues in order to connect with voters. With the possible exception of Sarah Palin, I don’t think that any candidates really believe that the solutions they so pithily offer are quite so easy or comprehensive as they appear. […]