Category Archives: Economics

Days after Trump takes credit for single-handedly saving the steel industry, 200 Michigan steelworkers lose their jobs

A week ago today, standing in front of 5,000 Royal Dutch Shell contract employees in Monaca, Pennsylvania — who, by the way, were told that, if they didn’t attend, they wouldn’t be paid — Donald Trump announced that the American steel industry “was dead” until he levied tariffs against imported steel last year. According to […]

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Deficits v. Dolomite

My plan tonight was to write an awesome post about the GOP’s $1.5 trillion tax-cut of 2017, and how, contrary to what we were promised at the time, they didn’t “pay for themselves” by driving increased corporate investment, but instead pushed the federal deficit to a record-breaking $747.1 billion. None of this, of course, is […]

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The “great blessing” of not being able to retire, and dying in the workplace

On the Fox Business Network yesterday, in a conversation about how nearly one-in-four Americans now believe that they’ll have to work right up until the point of death, without ever being able to retire, the following was said by Donald Luskin, CEO of a company called Trendmacro, and author of the e-book I Am John […]

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The uberization of the American workforce

A few weeks ago, as a part of Ann Arbor’s annual, multi-day A2Tech360 event, there was a session called “2029: What the Future Holds,” during which a number of folks from both the University of Michigan and industry speculated as to how technology may evolve and change our lives over the coming decade. Of the […]

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Laura Ingram, in a monologue praised by David Duke, says, because of immigrants, “The America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore”

Last spring, when Fox News host Laura Ingraham decided to use her platform to personally attack a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, over a dozen companies, including the likes of Hulu and Office Depot, announced that they would no longer be running ads on the program. Ingraham took an unplanned leave of absence from […]

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