Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

  • The Congress and the Fiscal Cliff

    Is Government the Solution or the Problem?

    Sep 9, 11 • 292 Views • No Comments

    Maybe everyone got something from President Obama’s jobs plan. According to the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein, the “right” got tax cuts, the “left” got help for the unemployed and infrastructure spending, and everyone will...  [read more]

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    Environmental Dilemmas

    Sep 8, 11 • 298 Views • 1 Comment

    The environment or employment? Smart meters: Environmentally superior, they automatically transmit data about electricity usage. As a result, we can better manage our demand for energy. The tradeoff? Even including smart meter R & D, IT services,...  [read more]

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    Should We Buy American?

    Sep 6, 11 • 291 Views • No Comments

    How to diminish unemployment? The NY Times tells us about a Montana general contractor who plans to use only American-made goods for building his homes. Explaining, he said,  “I think we could solve this recession if everyone shifted just 5% of...  [read more]

  • Job Gains in Texas and Losses in Caifornia and Florida

    Home Work

    Sep 3, 11 • 292 Views • No Comments

    More unemployed means more people at home. One study asked, what are the unemployed doing? During every day’s “foregone market work hours,” unemployed people are occupied with home production, leisure, and job search. The day’s time...  [read more]

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    Made in the USA?

    Aug 24, 11 • 277 Views • No Comments

    One friend recently said to me, “The problem is we don’t make anything anymore!” Disagreeing, a San Francisco Fed report says that 88.5% of consumer spending is for goods and services made here. In addition, businesses are buying US made...  [read more]