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The Surprisingly Swift Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment
by BayAreaObserver in #economics   9 comments, latest 8 months ago
"The Sharp Decline in U.S. Manufacturing employment is closely linked to a change in U.S. trade policy granting China Permanent Normal Trade Relation Status". This paper finds a link between...
UC Berkeley Touts $15 Minimum Wage Law, Then Fires Hundreds Of Workers
by zzyzzx in #economics   5 comments, latest 1 year ago
UC Berkeley Touts $15 Minimum Wage Law, Then Fires Hundreds Of Workers After It Passes UC Berkeley announced that it was laying off 500 employees just a week after...
The recovery is beginning to wane
by iwog in #economics   233 comments, latest 1 year ago
Just a feeling so far. Our bankruptcy business is starting to pick up. I've had two problem tenants paying rent this month when in the past 5 years I've had...
'Untouchables': Obama Cronies
by mell in #economics   14 comments, latest 1 year ago
Submitted by Mac Slavo via SHTFPlan.com, The slow motion financial holocaust has been underway for some time now. Goldman Sach recently commented that we are in the third wave...
AMA calls for drug advertising ban
by curious2 in #economics   20 comments, latest 1 year ago
"Drug companies should stop advertising directly to consumers, a major U.S. doctors group said Tuesday, declaring that the ads often push patients to more expensive treatments and inflate demand for...
Strippers Suffering From Low Oil Prices
by zzyzzx in #economics   2 comments, latest 1 year ago
Strippers Suffering From Low Oil Prices With OPEC breaking down and any kind of coordination among its members on price cuts looking increasingly unlikely, it now appears that oil...
Rent-A-Minority
by BayAreaObserver in #economics   1 comment, latest 1 year ago
Rent-A-Minority is a revolutionary new service designed for those oh-shit moments where you've realized your award show, corporate brochure, conference panel is entirely composed of white men. For, like, the...
IBM sucks the sweat off an Indian's balls, here's why you should hate IBM exec
by Dan8267 in #economics   23 comments, latest 1 year ago
I used to really like IBM. More precisely, I liked the engineers who worked there, many of whom are still close friends of mine. However, the executives of this company...
Life expectancy drops for whites, flat overall
by curious2 in #economics   17 comments, latest 1 year ago
Full article here. For at least three years, America has endured flattening life expectancy while increasing spending. "Life expectancy in the United States has stalled for three straight years.......
Small-ball conservatism or national greatness?
by BayAreaObserver in #economics   10 comments, latest 10 months ago
If we play small ball, we will lose. Specifically, we will lose America’s technological and scientific pre-eminence, our dominant position as a military power, and a significant part of our...
- Rates vs Fiscal Stimulus
by Logan Mohtashami in #Economics   Posted 1 year ago
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Swiss say no to basic income
by Logan Mohtashami in #Economics   8 comments, latest 1 year ago
Voters to reject basic income, pay limit initiatives, Swiss broadcaster says #Economics...
Newspapers rethink paywalls as digital efforts sputter
by zzyzzx in #economics   1 comment, latest 1 year ago
Washington (AFP) - Paywalls were supposed to help rescue newspapers from the crisis of sinking print circulation as readers shifted to getting their news online. But with a few...
Wal-Mart rolls back 269 stores and 16,000 employees
by BayAreaObserver in #economics   28 comments, latest 1 year ago
Wal-mart Stores Inc. said it will close 269 stores in the U.S. and abroad. Of the closures, 154 locations will be in the U.S., including the 102 Walmart Express locations,...
The U.S. Economy Is About To Crash
by Logan Mohtashami in #Economics   82 comments, latest 1 year ago
Sorry guys, I had to write this article today #Economics #Housing #Investing...
Poor Kids Need Summer Jobs. Rich Kids Get Them.
by MMR in #economics   Posted 1 year ago
It’s July, which means that across the country teenagers are flipping burgers, scooping ice cream and mowing lawns to save up money for school clothes, movie tickets and —...
Record Bull Market Doesn't Feel Like It
by Rew in #economics   3 comments, latest 1 year ago
"One reason is that companies have been struggling to increase their earnings. For much of the bull market, companies have been able to compensate for slow growth in the...
Pension liabilities for 50 largest local governments jump 192% since 2005
by BayAreaObserver in #Economics   7 comments, latest 10 months ago
Adjusted net pension liabilities for the 50 largest local governments totaled $367 billion in fiscal year 2015, up 192% from 2005, said a report Friday from Moody’s Investors Service. Of...
Hotel Walmart
by Dan8267 in #economics   4 comments, latest 10 months ago
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