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Gig Economy Rules Recovery

If it seems like job growth since the Great Recession hasn’t had the usual effect that’s because the job growth hasn’t been usual. All of the net job growth has been in the Gig Economy, jobs that are temporary or part-time or transient. 144 more words



(Jaume Collet-Serra, USA/UK, 2018)

Easily described as “NON-STOP on a train”, Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra’s fourth collaboration with Irish star Liam Neeson (after UNKNOWN, RUN ALL NIGHT, and the aforementioned airplane thriller), THE COMMUTER is another Hitchcockian homage from the pair, though not in the self-aware manner of Brian De Palma. 872 more words


Capitalism on the Fritz

“In November 2008, as the global financial crash was gathering pace, the 82-year-old British monarch Queen Elizabeth visited the London School of Economics. She was there to open a new building, but she was more interested in the assembled academics. 1,028 more words

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Fannie Mae CEO: People Need Calm, Confident Leadership

When Tim Mayopoulos became CEO of Fannie Mae , he got a crash course in crisis management and leadership. It was the height of the financial crisis and the government housing entity was near collapse until the U.S. 271 more words


(What's Left of) Our Economy: Another Sign of Wage Stagnation - from the Job Turnover Numbers

Since the economy has been moving for quite a while now to full employment (at least as conventionally measured), I haven’t been monitoring the Labor Department’s data on job turnover (the “JOLTS” figures, per the acronym of its official label) as in years past. 453 more words

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Aren’t Tax Cuts Wonderful?

Popular Economics Weekly

Those were President Trump’s words on the $3.2 trillion in tax cuts enacted by the Republican majority congress before Christmas. “These are the biggest tax cuts in history, even bigger than President Reagan’s.” He’s right that they will be wonderful for corporations, and the highest income earners, but not for most of U.S. 500 more words

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2017—A Nightmare Year

Popular Economics Weekly

“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” Jesus was to have said to his disciples. 560 more words

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