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Yay?

Published on July 3, 2014 By bmagnus

So, another jobs report came out today. Now, remember that economists believe it takes 150-200k new jobs gained each month to keep up with new people entering the workforce. Obviously that’s an average, and also obviously June is one of those months that a disproportionate number of people get out of school and start looking […]

Another Month, Another Jobs Report

Published on June 6, 2014 By bmagnus

Good news everyone! Employment is at an all time high. There’s 217,000 more jobs than last month, and we finally have more people working than at the start of the Great Recession. Ok, now for why that isn’t really very good news at all. Good jobs went away only to be replaced by crappy ones […]

Red Oleander

Published on May 8, 2014 By bmagnus

  In Closing: Slippery slope; Empire in decline; ok sure, have some NSA, Snowden, spying, and bonus Homeland Security links; Yellen at nothin; deny it all you like; yeah right, it might result in a very nasty bit of commentary but populist revolt??; it’s almost like math teachers get bored and try inventing new ways […]

Not Really Much Music Monday: May 5th

Published on May 5, 2014 By bmagnus

In addition to being Cinco De Mayo…..   It’s the birthday of Karl Marx.     In Closing: It’s good to be the CEO; a couple items on sexual assaults on campus (and not just college campuses, of course maybe if kids didn’t have to go to school in the dark….); turns out it’s not illegal […]

Music Monday: Wonder How Much Honda Paid for Placement

Published on April 28, 2014 By bmagnus

In Closing: Silly; about time; Korean; War on Drugs; follow the money; low wage jobs; cross that bridge when you get to it, if you dare; and the center.

Music Monday: A little late but better than never

Published on April 21, 2014 By bmagnus

Anybody like to guess what kind of day I’ve had? Why that’s right: A Monday! In Closing: freakin H-1B visas; anybody really shocked to learn this?; limes; open source seeds; bad idea retracted (hello did anybody think this through at all?); interesting idea (although I’d just as soon see one set of massive third party […]

Shorties of Badassdom

Published on April 8, 2014 By bmagnus

When Kids are Smarter than the Adults: Apparently, being accused of twirling a pencil with a pencap on it is a problem that is best addressed by a 5 hour interrogation evaluation, including a strip search and blood testing. No idea whether anybody thought it would be a good idea to call mom or dad. […]

Winning, Duh.

Published on April 4, 2014 By bmagnus

Believe it or not, the downhill slide towards graduation is underway for college seniors. On the flipside, high school students are finalizing their plans for college and some college students are setting up for graduate school. In the midst of this, NPR ran this item last week on a law school that is boosting its […]

I bet I know how some jobs could be created….

Published on March 8, 2014 By bmagnus

More than half the nation’s public schools need to be repaired, renovated or modernized, a survey released Thursday found. Getting these schools in good condition would cost about $197 billion…. Since to the best of my knowledge there’s no Renovation Fairy who can complete a project by waving a magic hammer, that work would have […]

Conflicted Feminist

Published on September 11, 2013 By bmagnus

  I’m a feminist. By that I mean that I believe in equal –not better — rights, opportunities, and safety for men and women within biological limits. I am not a man hater or a bra-burner. I realize that this might well put me out of step with parts of the modern feminism movement and I […]