Your Friendly Neighborhood Economist

Regular readers know that I have already moved beyond “the position that the unemployment rate is exaggerating the extent to which the economy has moved toward full employment…”

The Waltons are a bunch of greedbags, but rest assured that the Affordable Care Act will take the blame.

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Meetings on October 18th in Claverack and November 1st at Bard College to discuss the latest on the power line project. Can you remain at home while these are happening? I think not!

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I’m sure the people lining up for the grift are too honorable to do other than ignore the incentive they have to inflate the potential for tax revenue from their particular project in the bidding process. Good men, all.

a quick look at some of the stakes in this particular grift.

"Some federal and state officials agree. They assert that more companies are violating wage laws than ever before, pointing to the record number of enforcement actions they have pursued. They complain that more employers — perhaps motivated by fierce competition or a desire for higher profits — are flouting wage laws."
Hmmm…. Perhaps they are motivated by the decades-long trend of the government looking the other way when businesses trampled workers’ rights. Just sayin’.