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Drug Testing- a significant cause of unemployment?


A sobering article in the New York Times today:¬†Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test¬†. The sad irony is that alcohol use and abuse is the biggest drug problem in the work world. From impairment on the … Continue reading

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The Dow Jones Under Obama


One measure. Under Obama the Dow Jones has risn 69.9% (as of a little over a week ago- it has continied to slowly climb since). Putting him 5th in terms of dow jones performance undera president. And the best since … Continue reading

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The Economy – What NO ONE is talking about


The economy is certainly one of the big issues of this campaign. And obviously it is something very real to millions of Americans. And yet, somehow, our discussion of is, shall we say, myopic at best. Whether we are talking … Continue reading

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The job lies…


I am tired of both sides playing games with the unemployemt numbers / job numbers, whie ignoring the elephant in the room- many of americas jobs are NOT coming back. The bubble has popped. And as Einstein famously said “You … Continue reading

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The American Nightmare


One of my favorite political writers, Hunter S. Thompson, used to write about the american dream, or more precisely, about it’s dying. Personally, I think once he could admit that it was well and truly dead, beyond hope of revival, … Continue reading

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The lies, or truths, of the unemployment numbers


The GOP is gleeyfully trumpeting the “high” unemployment numbers. A situation, which by the way, our current GOP turned parliamentary “winner take all”- aka “my way or the highway” has done done more to harm then help. But here’s the … Continue reading

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