Posts Tagged “unemployment”

My 20th college reunion was last weekend. I was a bit taken aback by this because, first of all, it’s simply impossible:  I certainly haven’t been out of college for two decades. My infallibly accurate internal calendar tells me it’s more like six years, seven max. But twenty? That’s absolutely ridiculous. Nonetheless, they insisted on Continue reading →

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Personal anecdote time here. Unemployment is much in the news these days. And as I’ve mentioned once or twice, I’ve been on the job market for a while now, looking for full-time work in the nonprofit sector. I try not to dwell on it. I did a little tallying-up today, though, and determined that since last Continue reading →

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It’s been far longer than I intended since my last post. Sometimes time just runs away from you. So let me just toss off a few ideas that have crossed my mind in recent days, and get caught up… — First off:  the wrangling in Washington over the new “economic stimulus package” has been interesting Continue reading →

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Sorry I haven’t posted for a few days. But the holiday interregnum is now well and truly over, and the ordinary part of winter has commenced. Kids are back in school, the full staff is back in the office, and as of today the new Congress has been sworn in. (Of course, that last part Continue reading →

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As I write this, the U.S. stock market has plunged downward for seven straight days. Just two days after dropping below 10,000 for the first time in four years, the Dow dropped below 9,000 for the first time in five years. That’s a 39% slide from its historic high of 14,000, set only a year Continue reading →

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From Salon’s Andrew Leonard: There could be no better testament to the historic ineptitude and failure of the Bush administration than that two-thirds of the members of the president’s own party rejected his administration’s plan to deal with the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. … One way to look at the “stabilization” of Continue reading →

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And how did it get that way? To my surprise and amusement, out of the reams of commentary produced over the last year or two, one of the best summaries I’ve seen showed up attached to the Semiannual Report from the mutual fund company behind some funds I own. In a “Message from the President” Continue reading →

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