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The 'supply-and-demand model of labor markets is fundamentally broken,' and that's why you're not getting a pay raise anytime soon

Jim Edwards writes in BusinessInsider:

  • We have full employment in the US and the UK but extremely low wage growth.
  • The “gig economy” is structured to keep wage levels down even when there are shortages of workers.
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The U.S. Has Taken More Than 3,700 Children from Their Parents — and Has No Plan for Returning Them

The US has long left the moral high ground and is still heading downhill toward the swamp. Ryan Devereaux reports in the Intercept:

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S program of systematically separating migrant children from their parents is steadily expanding, government officials confirmed Tuesday.

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Nevada Christian Evangelicals Endorse Republican Pimp

Christian voters in Nevada seem enthused to vote for a pimp, Dennis Hof, for the assembly. Entire article linked below.

“People want to know how an evangelical can support a self-proclaimed pimp,” Fuentes said in an interview at his home in Pahrump, an unincorporated town of 36,000 people that is the largest community in the sprawling, rural district where Hof is favored to win in November’s general election. 189 more words

Bible stories from a feckless runt

We already knew the bigoted leprechaun was a racist, so why does the fact that he also sees “Sophie’s Choice” an instructional video come as a surprise to anyone? 41 more words

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Did Donald Trump Knock Over All That Bourbon?

This morning a Kentucky bourbon storage facility collapsed and brought down about 9,000 barrels of ageing whiskey. When I heard about it something felt a little strange at first, and then I remembered the trade war. 488 more words

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Paul Ryan Opens Up About Principles

On Thursday, June 21, Paul Davis Ryan Jr., the departing 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, unexpectedly opened up, letting the world know that he has secretly and silently harbored principles that he had never previously shared with anyone, including those closest to him. 233 more words

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Food Stamps to be Cut

Excerpt from SF Chronicle: The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the 2018 farm bill, which includes an overhaul of the federal food stamp program that could result in cuts of up to $20 billion in direct benefits over 10 years, opponents say. 798 more words

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