Jobs and economy

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    More WalletHub nonsense

    WTVD reports that “WalletHub ranks North Carolina as one of the worst states for teachers.”  As usual, North Carolina does not rank in the bottom five of any variable used to rank the “teacher-friendliness” of states (perhaps with the exception of teacher union strength), but it magically appears…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018
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    CBC’s ridiculous teacher pay “editorial”

    Capitol Broadcasting Company, which is owned by multimillionaire backers of multiple left-wing advocacy organizations, decided to opine on teacher pay today.  It is a pretty amusing piece.  This passage, for example, is trying to make one point but actually makes another: First, average teacher pay – the average salary…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018
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    Schiff among those offering doom-and-gloom predictions

    Leah Simpson writes at DailyMail.com that high-profile economic commentator Peter Schiff predicts a major economic downturn. And he’s not alone. The next recession could put the 2008 financial crash to shame if two experts’ predictions about the worldwide debt of $247 trillion are correct. Expected to hit the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2018
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    Head of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee highlights good news

    Rep. Erik Paulsen shares with Investor’s Business Daily readers the latest good news involving the American economy. Economists in the Obama Administration and elsewhere declared slow growth to be “new normal” and refused to reconsider despite every economic indicator saying otherwise — we have more job openings than…
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2018
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    Brookings: States “deprived state governments of revenue”

    I’ll write about the entire Brookings study, Fixing Chronic Disinvestment in K-12 Schools, sometime soon.  For now, I’ll mention that this line did not sit well with me: Some of these cuts, particularly those made immediately following the recession, were a result of economic forces outside of states’ control. Once…
    Terry Stoops, September 20, 2018
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    An ERA worth approving

    Editors at the Washington Examiner highlight legislation that would restore worker freedom. One early opportunity we identified was to reform the 83-year-old regimen of labor laws, which are obsolete for workers, who are their supposed beneficiaries, and survive only as a political weapon for the Left. We pointed…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2018
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    Did you know China has a soybean reserve?

    Back in March, President Trump tweeted, “Trade wars are … easy to win.” A recent series of tweets by economist Lyman Stone casts doubt on that claim, at least as far as China is concerned:      …
    Jon Guze, September 19, 2018
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    Ten jobs that are safe from robots

    If you are ready to launch a career or start a new one, this Hechinger Report article is for you! Here are ten jobs that are safe from robots: • Automotive body and glass repairs • Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians…
    Terry Stoops, September 18, 2018