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Time to Boycott College?

Steve Phillips,   “My fellow Americans, it’s time to boycott college,” says Blaze blogger Matt Walsh. Pulling from the well of collective despair that is the current US job market, Walsh begins by telling us about one of his friends, who just couldn’t find a job because he didn’t have a degree. He says, now if […] Read More →

Young Adults Getting Squeezed Out of Jobs

Something strange is going on with young adults in the U.S. job market.  In July 2014, the seasonally adjusted number of Americans between the ages of 20 and 24 reached 13,976,000, just 25,000 shy of the 14,001,000 figure recorded in November 2007, when the level of total employment in the U.S. peaked just ahead of […] Read More →

Amazon Workers Are Today’s Coal Miners

 The worst fight between justices in the modern history of the U.S. Supreme Court grew out of a dispute about whether coal miners should be paid for the time it took them to travel thousands of feet up and down a mine shaft to do their jobs. The bitter interpersonal war it generated between Justice […] Read More →

U.S. jobless rate falls to six-year low in September?

 U.S. employers stepped up hiring in September and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, which could bolster bets on a Federal Reserve rate hike in mid-2015 or even earlier. Friday’s report on hiring is the most significant gauge of the economy’s health ahead of Nov. 4 congressional elections. While President Barack Obama’s message […] Read More →

The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

 Probably most people would agree that the people paid by the U.S. government to regulate Wall Street have had their difficulties. Most people would probably also agree on two reasons those difficulties seem only to be growing: an ever-more complex financial system that regulators must have explained to them by the financiers who create it, […] Read More →

Welfare Sign-ups Beat Job Creation 2-to-1 in Illinois

Sarah Jean Seman,   For every job created in the state of Illinois, two people sign-up for food stamps—not exactly an encouraging statistic. The state ranked ‘dead last’ across America for job growth in 2014, according to the Illinois Policy. Not only is the economically-challenged state failing to create positions in the private sector, it actually […] Read More →

How Far Away Can Skynet Be?

Derek Hunter  Remember the Terminator movies and the evil electronic overlords of Skynet – the computer system that became self-aware and launched the war against humans? We aren’t there…yet. But we are fast approaching the point where people simply aren’t necessary to conduct a significant amount of business and life. There won’t be a single […] Read More →