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Tracking the Gig Economy

This month the US Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its first ever report on “Contingent and Alternative Employment”, AKA, “The Gig Economy” [2]. The BLS survey found a relatively small proportion (circa 10%) of US workers are “contingent”.  501 more words

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Secrets and Lies

The recent arrest of a former Senate Intelligence Committee staff member—a veteran of almost 30 years in government service—on charges of lying to FBI agents investigating leaks of classified information surprised some.   964 more words

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Jimmy Obama?

Leo Durocher, the baseball player and manager, once famously observed that “nice guys finish last”. His contention was that winning required one to get down in the dirt—and play dirty—when the situation required it. 970 more words

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Australian Woman Details Awful Encounter With Man At Festival

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The Consequence Of No Consequences

If there is any connective tissue between the many scandals and strife that fill our world today, it is this: People sure do hate being judged. 863 more words

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California Dreamin’: Too Many Jobs, Not Enough Houses

Jeff Berger —

Why do people choose to remain in California in spite of its problems? Some people do it because they don’t want to leave their friends and family. 1,236 more words

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