Over 55, out of work more than six months? Headhunters say you’re screwed.

By: Sunday May 5, 2013 6:16 pm

I came across this story and it took my breath away. Not because any of this is particularly shocking, given the general information about how hard it has been for the long-term unemployed to get work, and the battle over extensions of unemployment benefits. What made me unravel was the prospect that for some of [...]

The phenomenon known as ‘Brown Friday’ – bathroom breaks on the sales floor

By: Saturday November 24, 2012 1:02 pm

What is wrong with people? It’s bad enough that people stampede stores looking for bargains, but I had not heard about shoppers engaging in crapping-as-aggression  in stores (and not in the loo). Reporter David Ferguson worked in retail (Gap and Borders Books) and decided to pull the curtain back on the continued de-evolution of American [...]

Failure of the American conscience: Walmart reports record Black Friday sales despite 100-city worker strike

By: Friday November 23, 2012 7:52 pm

So, what does this say about the American people, the brain-dead consumers addicted to a one-day extreme low price tag, mass-marketed pimped into herd behavior as workers toil for low wages, little opportunity for advancement, and hours kept low to ensure no access to health care while the Walton family rakes in billions? I guess [...]

Census bureau: White Americans have 22 times more wealth than blacks

By: Friday June 22, 2012 8:43 am

This is a horror for the entire country  – it shows the long-term impact of the eight-year Bush reign of economic terror that Barack Obama has faced — and Mitt Romney will if he ascends to the Presidency. (CNN): White Americans have 22 times more wealth than blacks — a gap that nearly doubled during [...]

How fast will this hit the remainder bin: G.W. Bush writing book on economic growth

By: Tuesday May 29, 2012 3:19 pm

Still picking my jaw up off of the desk. God. Bless. America. First, from the NYT: [T]he 43rd president is beginning to add his voice back into the national dialogue. A month ago, he spoke publicly in favor of one of his defining domestic legacies, the tax cuts that still divide the country. Two months [...]

Rick Perry’s jobs program: the unemployed just need to get off of the couch and get a job

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 8:26 am

I’m glad you Texans have this doofus back on the ranch. (Huff Po): Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Tuesday that he agrees with Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) suggestion earlier this week that any unemployed “able-bodied people out there” need to “get off the couch” and get a job. “If folks are just, you know, [...]

Consumer Reports: Best and Worst Grocery Stores – and pink slime

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 11:43 am

One of the chores for most of us is grocery shopping. Everyone’s got to do it at some point, whether it’s a local place, a chain or a big box like Costco to grab the monster-sized supply of peanut butter or whatever. I’m always curious about which get the most props — and black eyes, [...]

Why is U.S Senator Kay Hagan trying to eliminate OT for IT workers?

By: Monday December 12, 2011 10:05 am

The Senator, a Democrat from North Carolina, introduced legislation in October that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to place most information technology employees in a category that is exempt from receiving overtime. Why? I wish I had a decent, rational answer to the “why”, because I cannot figure out how this 1) helps [...]

Black Friday sales up 7% – was it worth this?

By: Saturday November 26, 2011 9:33 pm

I figured that there would be stories about Black Friday melees, as shoppers camped out to be first in line as big retailers hyped up specials. I also expected a few stories of violence and frenzy. Well, first, the “good” news: The holiday shopping season got off to a strong start on Black Friday, with retail sales up [...]

Tea Party madness: manifesto tells businesses: “Stop Hiring!”

By: Thursday October 20, 2011 11:44 am

In what is a flat-out display of complete disdain for the President and the fate of the average American, the Tea Party nation has gone berserk with its manifesto, “Call For A Strike of American Small Businesses Against The Movement for Global Socialism.” A snippet: Resolved that: The Obama administration and the Democrat-controlled Senate, in [...]

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