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Feb 8, 2011
Made in the USA

Interesting article about manufacturing in the USA in this week’s Sunday Boston Globe: “Made in the USA“.
Key quote:
Americans make more “stuff” than any other nation on earth, and by a …

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Nov 10, 2010
$5 a Day

Interesting blog post over at Harvard Business Review: “Time for a New Five-Dollar Day.”
The basic gist is we need a leader like Henry Ford who had the foresight to give …

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Oct 27, 2010
Dubai Real Estate

Did you see this article in Time Magazine? “The Rent Too Damn High in Dubai? Not So Much“.
Apparently 825 of the Burj Khalifa’s 900 ultra-luxury apartments remain unoccupied. (I …

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Jun 10, 2010
More Jobs … Kinda

Aw frigging hell: “Say goodbye to full-time jobs with benefits.”
James Stoeckmann, senior practice leader at WorldatWork, a professional association of human resource executives, believes that full-time employees could become the …

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Apr 26, 2010
Vacations For All of Europe

Again with the Freakonomics blog on the New York Times: “An Important Human Right.”
Subsidized vacations for citizens over 65, kids between the ages of 18 and 25, and families facing …

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Mar 30, 2010

Articles like this make me want to throw up: “Overqualified? Yes, but Happy to Have a Job.”

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Mar 26, 2010
None Too Secure (part 3)

I talked about Social Security’s woes back in January and August of last year (None Too Secure and None Too Secure (part 2)).
But it’s a whole lot worse now: “Social …

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Mar 11, 2010
New Words From the Recession

The Christian Science Monitor has some new words from our current economic times. Check out: “Recession slang: 10 new terms for a new economy.”
2. Permatemp, n. The condition of …

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Mar 9, 2010
The “Thick” Economy

Umair Haque has a good blog up at Harvard Business Review about economic recovery: “The Real Roots of the Recovery.”
In it he calls the economy “thin”, likening it to Paris …

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Mar 8, 2010
Country-Western Song Idea

I’m not a fan of the Country or the Western, but I have a great title for a song: “Can I Borrow Some Rope For a Noose?”

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Mar 5, 2010
Growing Citrus in Florida? Novel Idea!

Apparently land prices in Florida are getting so low that citrus growers are buying land from developers instead of selling land to developers.
Check out the Orlando Sentinel on the topic: …

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Feb 23, 2010
Long-Term Unemployment Rises

Stories like this are bad to read at five in the morning: “The New Poor: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs.”
Of course, I never even got unemployment, so that …

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Feb 20, 2010
New Jobless Era

Just started reading this article from the March issue of The Atlantic: “How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America“. Might not be a good way to start my …

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Feb 19, 2010
Last Sardine Cannery to Close

Apparently there’s only sardine cannery in the United States: in Prospect Harbor, Maine.
But in two months there’ll be none.
Got that fun fact from this Bangor Daily News article: “State plans …

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Feb 18, 2010
When one door closes … a window opens and I jump out of it

Just found out that I didn’t get another job. This one a temp position. At a place where a co-worker / friend knows the president.
Guess I should have …

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Feb 15, 2010
Time For Temps

Oh joy: “Use of Temps May No Longer Signal Permanent Hiring.”

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