economy

An index of blog posts tagged ‘economy’ here at MarkCz.com.
‘The Coming Jobs War,’ by Gallup CEO Jim Clifton

‘The Coming Jobs War,’ by Gallup CEO Jim Clifton

Watch any TV these days, and the title of Gallup CEO Jim Clifton's recent book hardly seems prophetic. Companies tout job creation on commercials, news reports obsess over workforce and unemployment statistics, and candidates push tax plans aimed at small business and...

Price of gas when Obama took office: $1.81

Price of gas when Obama took office: $1.81

  $1.81: The price of gas when Obama took office.In the past few days, I have seen this meme spreading on Facebook — and back in September, Michele Bachmann was saying, "The day that President Obama took office, gasoline was $1.79 a gallon." Many Facebook...

Austerity is dangerous class politics

Austerity is dangerous class politics

Watching the riots in England these days, one line from the video above keeps echoing in my mind: There's a term for this: "class politics," and it usually ends badly. Speaking about austerity in the video is Mark Blyth, a faculty...

Ron Johnson for Senate with no jobs plan?

Ron Johnson for Senate with no jobs plan?

Ron Johnson, Senate candidate from Wisconsin, is seen in the clip above, from Countdown with Keith Olbermann, addressing the central issue in this year's election: Jobs, jobs, jobs. What is Ron Johnson's jobs plan? His jobs plan is spending cuts. Which is to say that...

Republican tax cuts cost jobs, hurt grandchildren

Republican tax cuts cost jobs, hurt grandchildren

After failing for 2 years to put forth any serious alternatives to the ambitious Democratic agenda they obstruct, Republicans today unveiled "A Pledge to America," aimed at repairing their image as the Party of "No." In their Pledge, Republicans say they plan to cut...

President Obama in Racine, Wisconsin

President Obama in Racine, Wisconsin

hen news broke last weekend that President Barack Obama would be holding a town hall meeting here in Racine on June 30, the area media struggled to understand its purpose. On a national level, there is currently no sharper political analyst than...

The Tea Party and a warped sense of time

The Tea Party and a warped sense of time

Reading an editorial today by Racine's local newspaper, I felt a certain "down the rabbit-hole" sensation that has become increasingly familiar. The Journal Times opinion piece, "State no longer a ‘tax hell’," lauds the news that "Wisconsin's taxation ranking has hit...

NPR: Wisconsin car dealer Russ Darrow is hiring

There was an inspiring story from our area on NPR's All Things Considered this afternoon. "Wisconsin Car Dealership Hiring Despite Times," reported by Erin Toner of Milwaukee's WUWM, featured the Russ Darrow Group, Wisconsin auto dealers with 15 locations. [includeme...

Snuggie, Slanket, Heat Surge: My TV monk life

Snuggie, Slanket, Heat Surge: My TV monk life

The Great Recession and its effect on our household budget have started producing some bizarre yearnings in me — especially when combined with the influence of our TV set. This began with a video that arrived here from Netflix. I don't know how it got added to our...

‘Steve Dahl Show’ to end, along with my job

‘Steve Dahl Show’ to end, along with my job

Around 10 o'clock this morning, I got a phone call from Steve Dahl. Since Steve just never calls me, I immediately understood that this was the very bad news he had been foreshadowing for a couple of weeks. He confirmed it. CBS...

The Great Recession of 2008

The Great Recession of 2008

I cannot process the economic depression is unfolding here in the U.S.A. over the last few days. A crushing, amorphous weight has me plastered to the sofa in front of the TV. My breathing is labored, and my heart stops beating every now and then for ten or fifteen...

‘The Story of Stuff’ with Annie Leonard

Update, 3/9/2010: Annie Leonard's project has just been published in book form. It is called: The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change (Free Press, 352 pages). Here's an infectious...

economy

An index of blog posts tagged ‘economy’ here at MarkCz.com.

‘The Coming Jobs War,’ by Gallup CEO Jim Clifton

Watch any TV these days, and the title of Gallup CEO Jim Clifton's recent book hardly seems prophetic. Companies tout job creation on commercials, news reports obsess over workforce and unemployment statistics, and candidates push tax plans aimed at small business and...

Price of gas when Obama took office: $1.81

  $1.81: The price of gas when Obama took office.In the past few days, I have seen this meme spreading on Facebook — and back in September, Michele Bachmann was saying, "The day that President Obama took office, gasoline was $1.79 a gallon." Many Facebook...

Austerity is dangerous class politics

Watching the riots in England these days, one line from the video above keeps echoing in my mind: There's a term for this: "class politics," and it usually ends badly. Speaking about austerity in the video is Mark Blyth, a faculty...

Ron Johnson for Senate with no jobs plan?

Ron Johnson, Senate candidate from Wisconsin, is seen in the clip above, from Countdown with Keith Olbermann, addressing the central issue in this year's election: Jobs, jobs, jobs. What is Ron Johnson's jobs plan? His jobs plan is spending cuts. Which is to say that...

Republican tax cuts cost jobs, hurt grandchildren

After failing for 2 years to put forth any serious alternatives to the ambitious Democratic agenda they obstruct, Republicans today unveiled "A Pledge to America," aimed at repairing their image as the Party of "No." In their Pledge, Republicans say they plan to cut...

President Obama in Racine, Wisconsin

hen news broke last weekend that President Barack Obama would be holding a town hall meeting here in Racine on June 30, the area media struggled to understand its purpose. On a national level, there is currently no sharper political analyst than...

The Tea Party and a warped sense of time

Reading an editorial today by Racine's local newspaper, I felt a certain "down the rabbit-hole" sensation that has become increasingly familiar. The Journal Times opinion piece, "State no longer a ‘tax hell’," lauds the news that "Wisconsin's taxation ranking has hit...

NPR: Wisconsin car dealer Russ Darrow is hiring

There was an inspiring story from our area on NPR's All Things Considered this afternoon. "Wisconsin Car Dealership Hiring Despite Times," reported by Erin Toner of Milwaukee's WUWM, featured the Russ Darrow Group, Wisconsin auto dealers with 15 locations. [includeme...

Snuggie, Slanket, Heat Surge: My TV monk life

The Great Recession and its effect on our household budget have started producing some bizarre yearnings in me — especially when combined with the influence of our TV set. This began with a video that arrived here from Netflix. I don't know how it got added to our...

The Great Recession of 2008

I cannot process the economic depression is unfolding here in the U.S.A. over the last few days. A crushing, amorphous weight has me plastered to the sofa in front of the TV. My breathing is labored, and my heart stops beating every now and then for ten or fifteen...

‘The Story of Stuff’ with Annie Leonard

Update, 3/9/2010: Annie Leonard's project has just been published in book form. It is called: The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change (Free Press, 352 pages). Here's an infectious...

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