The Fed says that “full employment . . . means every worker looking for a job can find one” Lies, damned lies, and statistics

From The Wall Street Journal: ‘Still a Question Mark’ Around Full Employment, Fed’s Brainard Says Too soon to declare victory on labor market’s recovery from recession despite recent improvements, Fed Governor Brainard says By David Harrison | Updated May 22, 2017 9:17 p.m. ET It is too soon to declare victory on the labor market’s …

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New manufacturing in the United States

From The Wall Street Journal: The Mill That Right-to-Work Built An entrepreneur is bringing manufacturing jobs back to Kentucky—without protectionism. By Allysia Finley | May 19, 2017 7:01 p.m. ET In April the CEO of Braidy Industries, Craig Bouchard, announced his company would build a $1.3 billion aluminum mill in Ashland, Ky., creating 550 jobs. …

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Finding jobs for America’s ‘forgotten people’

From CNNMoney: Trump’s tall task: Finding jobs for America’s ‘forgotten people’ by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | May 3, 2017: 11:13 AM ET President Trump has had one consistent theme from the first day he entered the race for the White House: “Jobs, jobs, jobs.” He thinks a lot of Americans urgently need work. That’s …

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This is why Donald Trump is President: the economic isolation of the Federal Reserve

From CNNMoney: Fed official: U.S. economy finally back to normal by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | March 29, 2017: 2:42 PM ET Congratulations, America. The economy is finally back to normal.That’s what John Williams, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, declared Wednesday. “The data have spoken, and the message is clear: …

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A wholly misleading article from CNNMoney on the Keystone XL pipeline

Sigh! From CNNMoney: Keystone XL pipeline would only create 35 permanent jobs by Matt Egan | March 24, 2017: 11:43 AM ET President Trump hailed the State Department’s approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as a big win for American workers. “It’s a great day for American jobs,” Trump said from the Oval Office …

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Why the enforcement of immigration laws should please the left

From eater.com, a food and restaurant site: How Immigration Raids Destroy the Lives of Food Workers Comparing the tactics of Trump’s administration to the Bush era by Tove Danovich | March 16, 2017, 2:02pm EDT On February 22, 2017, exactly 55 unauthorized workers1 went missing from Mississippi restaurants after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) …

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A good start: the President’s FY2018 budget blueprint

From CNN: Trump releases $1.1 trillion ‘hard power budget’ with cuts to State Dept, EPA By Dan Merica | Updated 7:29 AM ET, Thursday, March 16, 2017 (CNN)President Donald Trump released a $1.1 trillion budget outline Thursday that proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending corresponding cuts to non-defense spending at the State Department, …

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The February unemployment figures

From The Wall Street Journal: In Office, Trump Changes His Tune on Job Growth Numbers He Once Denounced Democrat Party chief says ‘Thanks, Obama!’ By Daniel Nasaw | March 10, 2017 | 12:44 pm ET President Donald Trump and his allies on Friday cheered a report that the U.S. economy had created 235,000 jobs in …

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Most economists oppose President Trump’s immigration policies

Heather Long tweeted: Over 200 economists disagree with Trump on immigration, NAFTA and the debt, according to @business_econ survey https://t.co/AOgvIItBU2 — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) March 6, 2017 To which I responded: Would those be the same economists who predicted a stock market decline if Trump won? https://t.co/be9JYutNZv https://t.co/E2Jaypbxi1 — Dana Pico (@Dana_TFSJ) March 6, 2017 …

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Why didn’t the Democrats see this before the election?

From CNNMoney: Rust Belt voters made Trump president. Now they want jobs by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | March 3, 2017: 7:26 AM ET The United States is making more things than ever before. Yes, you read that right. Manufacturing output is at an all-time high, according to one government statistic (others indicate it’s near …

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