Showing Once Again That Denial Ain’t Just a River

By: Thursday June 9, 2011 7:10 pm

The Initial Unemployment Claims report for last week is out and guess what? The Economists are surprised. And water is wet and the sky is blue.


Wishful Thinking Is Not a Good Policy Foundation

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 6:00 pm

I think the economists are making it all up as they go along. I’m not sure any group of people can be so consistently wrong on so many levels.

The Economy Stays Muddled

By: Saturday May 7, 2011 1:00 pm

Doncha just love the phrase “…softening in the jobs market”? As if the jobs market for the last few years hasn’t already been closely resembling a marshmallow in strength.

Unemployment Tap Dance Shows Beltway Fantasy Land in Operation

By: Friday April 29, 2011 2:00 pm

It is almost impossible for me to freshly describe the ongoing disconnect between what we see and hear coming out of the mouths of people in and around the Beltway Village and the facts on the ground for the rest of the country. I won’t say that they must be on drugs because I’ve used drugs and I never was as far away from reality as the Beltway Village Idiots Pundits, Politicians, and Courtiers. They just live inside a fantasy bubble. It might be acceptable if the decisions they make each day didn’t have such negative consequences for the rest of us.

Unemployment: Giving Away the Future

By: Thursday April 21, 2011 6:46 pm

Today’s Initial Unemployment Claims report for last week is out and once again, the economists have their rose colored glasses on.

But hey! McDonald’s is hiring, right?

What Do We Want? Jobs! When Do We Want Them? Now!

By: Thursday April 14, 2011 7:16 pm

I guess things are getting better, except for the long term Un and Underemployed, who are seemingly being forgotten by most of the people in power.

And Still We Ask: Where Are The Jobs?

By: Sunday April 10, 2011 7:00 pm

It has been almost a year now since I wrote my first little post here in my own corner of the toobz. In my first few posts (here, here, here, and here), I concentrated primarily on discussing my professional skills as well as the holes in my skill set. I also tried to discuss the perspective of being one of the long term under-employed and how it can have a day-to-day impact on the individual.

Do Cutting Taxes, Gutting Regulations Create Jobs?

By: Thursday March 10, 2011 7:15 pm

Matthew Desmond at offers a pretty good list of what the US House has been doing instead of working on jobs for the un and underemployed but as I noted previously, a lot of their efforts have been primarily directed at destroying jobs related to government service. So what are they going to do?

Good News and Bad News on the Economy and Other Things

By: Thursday March 3, 2011 5:36 pm

Let’s see how broadly I can stretch the definition of “Good News” today.

More Republican “Respect” for the Workers

By: Saturday February 19, 2011 6:00 pm

On Wednesday, I wrote a post with the (admittedly rhetorical) title “Is Cutting Jobs Programs to Create Jobs Like Cutting Taxes to Increase Revenues?”

Today, I’d like to offer up a few more examples of how the new governors’ of Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin are treating workers within their states as they “create” jobs.

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