All over the country, from the University of California, San Francisco to Disneyland in Orlando, thousands of Americans are losing their jobs. And in this case, we’re not talking about the so-called “coal people” who Bill Clinton disdained in West Virginia, or the appliance and auto workers being outsourced in the Rust Belt, or the factory workers of the vanishing “furniture belt” in North Carolina and Southern Virginia (although the loss of these jobs is just as devastating to those workers and their families).
This particular stream of joblessness is hitting systems engineers and other IT career specialists, right at the heart of modern technology.
The title of this post is a play on a famous saying by Benjamin Disraeli and quoted by Mark Twain. The point of this saying is that you can make statistics say almost anything, depending on how you present them.
Were you laid off from a high-paying full time job with healthcare benefits, and are now struggling to pay bills by delivering pizzas and shoveling driveways?
A great interview in The Hollywood Reporter with Trump’s new chief strategist, Steve Bannon, shows us just how exciting the new “Era of Trump” could be for American businesses and American jobs.
Bannon has a wide and eclectic background, ranging from an enlisted man in the U.S. Navy to Harvard Business, to Hollywood and Seinfeld. Over-the-top accusations of his being a “White Nationalist” make him laugh.
“And I promise you, if I become President, we’re going to be working again; we’re going to have great jobs again; you’re going to be so happy; you’re going to be proud of your President; you’re going to be proud, proud, proud of our country, once again.”
–Donald J. Trump, speaking at Alumisource, June 28, 2016
Tomorrow (Nov. 18) is the birthday of George H. Gallup (1901-1984) founder of the Gallup Poll, which provides public opinion and forecasting.
For the past 7½ years—and even before the financial crisis of 2008—jobs and unemployment have hit the “flyover country” of Middle America exceptionally hard. And according to Gallup, Continue reading What is a “Good Job”?
It’s a new era in America. With a new President-elect, Mr. Donald J. Trump, we have the chance to renew our economy in a big way.
If you are a small-medium business owner, an independent farmer, or an entrepreneur struggling with strangling regulations like Obamacare and over-taxation, this site is for you. If you are an American worker who has been downsized, replaced, “part-timed,” layed off, or become “unemployable,” this site is for you.