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China, dolls, and politics

Bribery in immigration reform isn't done quite this way, but the results are the same. More than that: the Las Vegas shooting could be all about money, insider trading, short sales--and murder. And more: our elected leaders don't know how to handle money. On the flip side, debt in America is leading to universal peonage.

Tis the season to be jolly – at least for those who still are able to provide for their families. While there may be many comfortably relying on government assistance for sustenance plus niceties, there are many more that still embrace a moral work ethic and would prefer to work for what they have. The latter group is quickly dwindling – not out of laziness but out of practicality. Jobs that pay what you’re worth are getting harder to find and government assistance is getting easier. The reasons for this transformative condition is as multi-faceted as the reasons for the decline in the American family. But if we are to ever change what’s wrong, we must begin to understand at least some of the facets. Chief among them: “made in China.”

Unemployment drops below 8 percent? Really?

This nearly empty store carpark shows what unemployment can do to a local economy

In the beginning of this year, Rush Limbaugh predicted the national unemployment number would drop below 8% this October. All of us who love and admire Rush know he is not a world-class economist. And at the time he predicted this, there were no signs of the economy improving. Yet, he hit it out of the park. How did he do that?

Good News: Jobless Rate Decreasing!

At first glance, The United States Department of Labor (DOL) reports found on their website can seem to contain good news. It reports that “initial” claims are down from the same month last year. But what does that really mean? Does it mean the crisis is over? Or does it mean the country is rebounding and averted the depression the Administration prophesied during its campaign against the opposing party?