Monthly Archives: January 2015

Why Society Hates Millennials

When you look at the data, it would seem that society hates the Millennial generation. Some could even argue that Baby Boomers are standing in the way of Millennial progress in the labor force. Generation X sure hasn’t done much … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of the Loonie

The Central Bank of Canada effectively devalued the Canadian Loonie last week, and that has some good and bad consequences. The bad news is that I paid $7 Canadian for an American cup of coffee. The good news is that … Continue reading

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An “All of the Above” Approach to Labor Policy

Robert Reich, like so many economists (especially social economists) like to point to one specific issue as to why the back end of our employment numbers are so bad: low labor force participation, low wages, and all that. For Reich, the “reserve … Continue reading

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