Monthly Archives: August 2011

Working Poor

I caught part of a story on the radio this afternoon; it was commenting on the latest consumer confidence numbers.  In case you are still wearing your rose colored glasses and are looking forward to the recovery, the consumer confidence … Continue reading

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Have Not

“There are only two families in the world, as a grandmother of mine used to say: the haves and the have-nots.”  Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Spanish writer, 1547-1616) Miquel de Cervantes Saavedra said that nearly 400 years ago.  So some things … Continue reading

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Mini Employment Boom

All of a sudden I’m seeing “help wanted” signs popping up.  At least three local employers are advertising that they are accepting applications.  There’s one minor drawback.  The job is temporary, and it will require crossing a picket line.  With … Continue reading

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