The Death of Labor Unions in America

Taken from March 2013 Vol 46, Intelligent Investor (Part 4) According to data collected from the Current Population Survey, and reported by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in 2012 the union...

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America's Eroding Job Quality

The U.S workforce is significantly older and better educated than in it was during the 1970s. Because older, more-educated workers tend to earn more and receive better benefits than younger, less-educ...

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Is the US Labor Market Showing Signs of Recovery?

Realistically speaking, the jobs data has not been particularly encouraging. One of the least discussed statistics in the labor market has been that approximately 79% of all jobs created in the US for...

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January 2013 Dividend Gems Opening Statement

Last Friday the Labor Department reported that non-farm payrolls grew by 155,000 jobs last month, slightly below November's level. Last Tuesday marked the commencement of Q4 earnings, with Alcoa meeti...

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Examination of the Persistently High Unemployment Rate

Economists and other hacks continue to point the blame on the lingering high unemployment rate on things outside of Washington's control. Some blame it on the economic cycle. These hacks insist the...

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America is in a Depression. Here are the Facts

After having proclaimed the end of “Great Recession” in June 2009, Washington, establishment economists and Wall Street shills continue to insist that the U.S. economy is on the road to...

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What is the Employment Picture in the U.S. Really Saying?

Jobs Data   As in previous months, the private sector accounted for all the job gains in February, with an addition of 222,000 positions, up from a mere 68,000 job additions in January. This re...

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America. What Went Wrong (Part 2)

Continuing where I left off from last time... Rather than huge manufacturing industries reminiscent of America’s “Old Economy,” the “New Economy” is characterized by hig...

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It's Time to Face the Facts (Part 1)

For anyone who believes any positive earnings reports from the banks, you probably also believe there will be a real recovery in the economy. These “earnings” are even less credible than...

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Unfair Trade Promises More Job Losses

Understand this. The current structure of free trade only benefits U.S. corporations, their wealthy elite shareholders and the most impoverished segment of developing nations. Anyone who tells you fre...

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Ford As A Crystal Ball for America

As many of you may know, on March 27, 2008, Ford (F) completed negotiations to sell its Jaguar and Land Rover divisions to Tata Motors (TTM), a division of the Indian conglomerate Tata Group. The dea...

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