The November jobs report

From The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Employers Hire at Healthy Rate in November Unemployment rate holds at 17-year low of 4.1% By Eric Morath | Updated December 8, 2017 | 11:03 a.m. ET WASHINGTON—The economy appears to be on its firmest footing in at least a decade, with hiring picking up from earlier this year …

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The best story of 2017! Will Congress give the American people a Christmas present?

From The Washington Post: Republican officials say targeting welfare programs will help spur economic growth By Jeff Stein | December 6, 2017 | 12:52 PM Some House Republicans believe that Congress should cut Americans off government anti-poverty programs in part to help grow the national economy. “For us to achieve 3 percent GDP growth over …

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The United Auto Workers want to unionize Toyota’s largest American plant. What could possibly go wrong?

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Toyota tells Georgetown plant it needs to cut costs or else, media reports say By Trey Crumbie | tcrumbie@herald-leader.com | November 22, 2017 03:20 PM Georgetown: Toyota, the Japanese-based automobile manufacturer, has told the workers at its Georgetown plant to cut costs or face an uncertain future, according to Bloomberg News. …

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It wasn’t an empty threat

Well, they were warned: DNAinfo and Gothamist have shut down just days after unionizing November 2, 2017 | 5:22 PM Every single article from local news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist–including all of their subsidiary sites–has been taken down and replaced with a message from their owner, Joe Ricketts, informing the public that both companies are …

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Where Amazon should locate their new headquarters

From The New York Times: Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New Headquarters for You By Emily Badger, Qouctrung Bui and Claire Cain Miller | September 9, 2017 Amazon has set off a scrum among cities that are hoping to land the company’s second headquarters — with the winner getting the prize of a $5 billion …

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The August jobs report

From The Washington Post: Job growth slumps in August By Danielle Paquette | September 1 at 8:31 AM Job growth lagged in August, with the economy adding a lower-than-projected 156,000 jobs and the unemployment rate ticking up slightly to 4.4 percent. Average hourly wages rose 3 cents last month to $26.39, up 2.5 percent from …

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I wonder if we’ll see this report on the mainstream media

From the Washington Free Beacon: Report: Welfare Reform in Kansas Caused Individuals to Reenter Labor Force Earning Higher Incomes Combination of welfare reforms led to a 78 percent decline in TANF enrollment By Ali Meyer | August 27, 2017 5:00 am Welfare reform implemented in Kansas caused individuals to reenter the labor force while earning …

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As long as we allow able-bodied people to survive without working, we will never solve our economic and entitlements problems 2 Thessalonians 3:10: “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”

Gotta give credit to my tweep! A Wisconsin factory just “hired” a bunch of robots. The company claims it couldn’t find good workers https://t.co/LkA13rVeCR @chicoharlan — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) August 6, 2017 And the article: Rise of the machines By Chico Harlan1 | @chicoharlan | August 5 at 6:00 PM The workers of the first …

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The lost decade

From The Washington Post’s Wonkblog: U.S. job growth surges in July By Ana Swanson | August 4 at 8:34 AM The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, according to government data released Friday morning, surpassing economists’ expectations and suggesting the economy continues to thrive after an extended streak of job gains in recent years. …

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Another coal company start-up The IPO thanks President Trump for the opportunity

From CNNMoney: Coal mining company mentions Trump 13 times in IPO filing by Matt Egan | @mattmegan5 | August 1, 2017: 6:23 AM ET Alpha Natural Resources filed for bankruptcy two years ago when the American coal industry went into free fall. Now a revamped version of the coal mining company is planning to go …

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