Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Science of Guessing

Economists assume human behavior while Sociologists actually study human behavior. A recent report that says the U.S. Population is growing at the lowest since the Great Depression, and a Brooking’s Institute Economics response is the perfect example of the difference … Continue reading

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The day 1.3 Million People Disappeared

Today is the day that 1.3 million workers will drop off the unemployment rolls because extended unemployment benefits will end. Luckily, or unluckily, we already have a microcosm of what will happen thanks to North Carolina, who decided to end … Continue reading

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The Sociology of Employee Power

Mike Konczal at the Washington writes about the plight of the people with jobs, and all the pitfalls that comes with it. Then Paul Krugman picks up from there on a very important point: that the relationship between employers and … Continue reading

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The State of the Empire: New York State

New York State is known as the “Empire State” for a lot of reasons. There’s a lot of historical context, but the main reason that New York’s official motto is the “Empire State” is because even today, the staunchest conservative … Continue reading

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Movers and Shakers of Social Forces: 2013

There have been a lot of people that have had an immense impact on society for 2013. Some of them have been positive and some not so positive, and being  purely subjective term, I will leave the reader to decide. … Continue reading

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Wonderland Economics

Let’s assume that the latest jobs report showing unemployment at the lowest levels in 5 years is accurate, which it’s not, but let’s entertain the idea. Then why is everyone so broke and jobless? After all, the data needed to … Continue reading

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