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The Gig Economy and its Discontents

February 18 Comments Off on The Gig Economy and its Discontents Category: Feed, Kinja, The Economy

Last month I turned in my badge and my iPad at CFO.com, after a year plus slightly less than 6 months. A few days earlier, my then-girlfriend had been downsized from her company in a consolidation. So I’ve been spending some time thinking about the eco…

Grayturnships insure you’ll never get promoted again.

February 11 Comments Off on Grayturnships insure you’ll never get promoted again. Category: Feed, Kinja, The Economy

Remember how workers were supposed to retire and open up higher positions and jobs for young people to move in to? That’s not happening because retirement is basically dead! Instead we’ll get grayternships, where older workers who would normally have r…

The Trade Tax, Fear Index, and Obama’s Common Man

January 14 0 Comments Category: The Economy, UPIU

The latest proposal on the table from President-elect Obama’s advisers is taxing market trades. This is a spectacularly bad idea. In a recent article in The New York Times, op-ed columnist Bob Herbert laid out the reasons behind the recently proposed tax on “the sale or transfer of stocks, bonds and other financial assets, including the seemingly endless […]

Can’t Touch This (Bailout). Stop, Obama Time!

January 13 0 Comments Category: The Economy, UPIU

America’s debt is ballooning with little end in sight. The Federal Reserve has signaled that it anticipates a huge deficit for years to come and President-elect Obama just covered his reputation over the bailout. The charts? Legit. Either work hard or you might as well quit That’s word because you know You can’t touch this, you can’t […]

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