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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Economics 101: Raising the debt ceiling does not matter; the federal government cannot run out of money! Unconventional thinking

From The Washington Post: Trump didn’t solve the debt ceiling crisis. He just delayed it By Heather Long | September 6, 2017 |  4:46 PM EDT John Chambers thought of himself as a quiet, nerdy guy until he started receiving death threats in 2011. The next thing he knew, his Gmail account was hacked and …

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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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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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Schadenfreude! Salon can’t pay its bills I wonder if @AmandaMarcotte is getting paid?

From the New York Post: Salon struggling to pay its rent By Keith J. Kelly | August 3, 2017 | 10:0 PM Salon, the struggling digital publisher, is having trouble paying its rent. A landlord who late last year evicted Salon from its New York offices for nonpayment of $90,000 in back rent is now …

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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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Democrisy! Governor Tom Wolf (D-PA) attends the opening of a coal mine after criticizing President Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate agreement Yet another reason Donald Trump is President

From Fox News: First New Coal Mine of Trump Era Opens in Pennsylvania June 10, 2017 | 1:09 PM EDT President Trump lauded the opening of the nation’s first new coal mine in recent memory. Corsa Coal Company will operate the mine in Somerset County, Pa. – outside of Pittsburgh. Corsa CEO George Dethlefsen said …

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A (surprisingly) fair article from The New York Times It must've been a mistake!

I was shocked! Small Businesses Cheer ‘New Sheriff in Town’ After Climate Pact Exit By Landon Thomas Jr | June 2, 2017 As news that President Trump was pulling out of the Paris climate accord hit at a luncheon for small-business owners in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday, an already happy crowd suddenly turned euphoric. “It …

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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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