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Company loyalty is dead and buried, yes

Company loyalty

First thing people say: “the decline of unions…” That’s PART of it, but it’s not the entire story. Continue Reading

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Why do we focus so much on the quantity of work we do?

Quantity vs. Quality At Work

I write a lot about the whole notion of people who run around screaming about how busy they are all the time; here are a few samples: You’re probably not nearly as busy as you think Being busy is a… Continue Reading

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Here’s a pretty easy way to understand inequality

From here: To Mishel and Steinbaum, technology isn’t causing inequality; it’s political factors like the weaknesses of unions, the way minimum wages haven’t kept track with cost of living increases, and a series of tax cuts benefiting both the rich… Continue Reading

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Here’s a terrifying population growth stat

If you like this post, feel free to share it. Someday I will move the social share buttons to the top, I swear. (It’s good to admit your failings now and again.) If you like some of my thoughts on… Continue Reading

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You’re not going to be a millionaire, sorry

If you like this post, feel free to share it. Someday I will move the social share buttons to the top, I swear. (It’s good to admit your failings now and again.) If you like some of my thoughts on… Continue Reading

The man is keeping you down

We know, via economic science, that Americans should probably be making about $30,000 more than they do. We also know that job growth has been nice — 223,000 jobs were added off the last report — but earnings have remained stagnant,… Continue Reading

Where are the worst places to be 16-24 in the U.S.?

Disconnected Youth in the United States

Wrote this about the percentage of Mississippi kids in two-parent families earlier this week. Now there’s a new study, also summarized here, about “disconnected youth.” What does that term mean? Glad you asked. Here’s the definition: Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults between… Continue Reading

Only 32 percent of children in Mississippi are in two-parent households

States with Most and Least Two-Parent Families

Check out the above. It’s a map of two-parent households around the USA, as organized by percentage of states. If you want a better version, click here. If you’re into lists of states and percentages, well, here you go: This is a… Continue Reading