Economy and Business

Recession? What Recession?

You may not be familiar with the National Bureau of Economic Research. Who is? Regardless, it’s the official determiner of when we are in a recession and when we are not. Right now, we are not. The Bureau just announced  the Great Recession ended clear back in June, 2009. Who knew? I thought unemployment was still around 9.5 percent.

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Outsourcing Television

The unemployment rate remains near double digits, and many Americans have simply stopped looking for work. Yet somehow an NBC sitcom about U.S. jobs going overseas is becoming a hit.

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Who Cleans the Windows of Glass Houses?

Who Cleans the Windows of Glass Houses?

It turns out that Lou Dobbs has employed undocumented workers to toil on his estates and tend to his family’s numerous horses. According to a recent investigative report in The Nation, the poster boy for the anti-immigrant crowd said he was told the workers were legal immigrants. What he didn’t say, as he did in April 2006, was that “employers who hire illegal aliens should face felony charges.” Perhaps Dobbs is getting tips from Meg Whitman.

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