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June Unemployment = Cold Porridge

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the monthly employment situation for June this morning and a mixed top line almost hides some really scary internals. The headline numbers were that June added 223k jobs which, by government counting standards, dropped the unemployment rate to 5.3%. Black unemployment still leads all other demographics at 9.5%. Some important revisions to the April and ...

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Election Aftermath – I’ve Just Decided To Not Have Children

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Shortly after the announcement was made that Ohio went to Obama, a friend tweeted this: If I had to point to something that worries me most about our current economy and cultural climate, it would be the sentiment expressed in this tweet. I talk about value systems regularly, in every venue of conversation that I have available to me. I ...

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