Tagged: U.S. unemployment

Powers that Would be Maneuvering in the Shadows

Powers that Would be Maneuvering in the Shadows

Nothing seems to make sense this morning. Congress has apparently gone crazy. The government is paralyzed. The political “news” is a ritualistic stage show where opposing “talking points” are endlessly exchanged. On CNN, a woman...

What Makes Someone an Entrepreneur?

What Makes Someone an Entrepreneur?

In America, in the year 2013, the most urgent need is jobs. Ask anybody. Check out the polls. The same is true in Jamaica. And everywhere else I’ve ever lived or know anything about....

The Little Ladies Know What’s Good for Them

The Little Ladies Know What’s Good for Them

Those little ladies who populate the Republican Party’s imagination aren’t going to rise up in fury against the GOP next November. No sir, they know what’s good for them. It’s the economy, stupid. Not...

Better Days Ahead? Perhaps. But for Whom?

Better Days Ahead? Perhaps. But for Whom?

The pundits at ABC figure better economic times are just around the corner. Maybe. It depends, they say, on what the May consumer credit report reveals.  They’re guessing the report will show more consumers have taken...

Why Talk about Drones when the Sequester Looms?

Why Talk about Drones when the Sequester Looms?

Why are the TV pundits – and some members of Congress – so obsessed with drones when there’s a real and present danger lurking in the silent shadows?  I can’t deny that the drone...

Has Protecting the Environment Become a Crime?

Has Protecting the Environment Become a Crime?

Has it really come to this? Are American voters so worried about the economy that they’re willing to despoil the green earth God gave us in exchange for  jobs? Mitt Romney must think so....

Bad Pundits Misrepresent Obama’s “Record”

Bad Pundits Misrepresent Obama’s “Record”

You probably don’t watch “The Cycle” on MSNBC. I’ve tried to, but there’s a prim debutante type with big, black-rimmed spectacles (above, left) that I cannot bear to listen to, so I’ve invariably changed...

The Fed Might Prove Useful After all

The Fed Might Prove Useful After all

I am not a fan of the Federal Reserve Board. I have always regarded it as a boondoggle that empowers a few  bankers at the expense of the American people. But it seems there...

Once Again, Media Help to Dupe the Public

Once Again, Media Help to Dupe the Public

I find it incredible that anyone, however dim, would blame President Obama for the employment slowdown that afflicted America in May. And I think the American media are doing a rotten job of reporting...

Against all Odds, the Obama Economy Fights Back

Against all Odds, the Obama Economy Fights Back

You may have read the AP report this morning that shows a surprising turnaround in America’s economy. Here’s an excerpt in case you missed it: WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in December...