Is a cashless society worth it?

As the country continues its inexorable march towards a cashless society, it’s important to remember the downsides. Via The Adviser. Australia has been just a few years away from being a cashless society for a couple of decades now, but it will eventually get there. Legislation currently before the Senate aims to ban transactions over … Read moreIs a cashless society worth it?

Australian economic view – December 2019

Frank Uhlenbruch, Investment Strategist in the Australian Fixed Interest team, Janus Henderson provides his Australian economic analysis and market outlook. Market review Australian government bond yields initially followed offshore yields higher on optimism that a trade deal was imminent. However, sluggish domestic economic data and Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) commentary on unconventional monetary policy … Read moreAustralian economic view – December 2019

Northern Virginia Union Official Sentenced for Conspiracy

The identity of Michael Carney’s union forever may remain unknown, but at least Carney himself is getting a measure of justice. On November 8, Carney, a former real estate manager for an unnamed labor union based in Herndon (Fairfax County), Va., was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to eight … Read moreNorthern Virginia Union Official Sentenced for Conspiracy

‘It’s This Culture of Secrecy That’s Pervading the Courts’ – CounterSpin interview with Melissa Goodman on the PATRIOT Act

Janine Jackson interviewed the ACLU’s Melissa Goodman about the PATRIOT Act for the September 30, 2005, episode of CounterSpin—a conversation that was reaired on the November 29, 2019, show. This is a lightly edited transcript of the rebroadcast. Play Stop pop out X MP3 Link Janine Jackson: Librarians might be described as the canaries in … Read more‘It’s This Culture of Secrecy That’s Pervading the Courts’ – CounterSpin interview with Melissa Goodman on the PATRIOT Act

Herbruck Poultry Ranch, Inc. Pays $93,000 to Settle EEOC Harassment and Retaliation Suit

A Saranac, Michigan egg producer will pay $93,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC charged that Herbruck Poultry Ranch, Inc. violated federal law by subjecting a worker to a hostile work environment because of her disability … Read moreHerbruck Poultry Ranch, Inc. Pays $93,000 to Settle EEOC Harassment and Retaliation Suit

Why Do Western Governments Favor Immigrant-invaders Over Law-abiding Citizens?

Help Truth Survive — Support Your Website Donate: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/pages/donate/ NOTE: Some readers have asked why I’m not writing about the impeachment proceedings. The answer is that there are no grounds for impeachment. This is a purely partisan exercise of power by the House Democrats and the presstitutes. It is a pointless exercise as I cannot … Read moreWhy Do Western Governments Favor Immigrant-invaders Over Law-abiding Citizens?

Axne Urges Action on USMCA

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer urging action on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement is in the final stages of negotiations between Congressional leadership and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizier. With only 9 legislative days remaining before the end … Read moreAxne Urges Action on USMCA

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: New Data Show Continued U.S.-China Decoupling & Broad Trade Performance Improvement

With all the China trade war headlines in the news lately, the release this morning of the latest (for October) monthly U.S. trade data couldn’t be timelier. Indeed, one of the biggest takeaways from the results is that, as has been the case since the conflict began, the decoupling of the American and Chinese economies … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: New Data Show Continued U.S.-China Decoupling & Broad Trade Performance Improvement

New Data on Balancing Family Needs with Work

Among the many challenges for today’s families is the balance between caregiving and the demands of working outside the home. Some workers are even sandwiched between the need to provide both childcare and eldercare. New information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that about two out of three employees have paid time off available … Read moreNew Data on Balancing Family Needs with Work

‘Giuliani Did All the Wrong Things on That Day’ – CounterSpin interview with Wayne Barrett on Rudy Giuliani and 9/11

Janine Jackson interviewed the Village Voice’s Wayne Barrett about Rudy Giuliani and 9/11 for the August 17, 2007, episode of CounterSpin; that conversation was rebroadcast for the November 29, 2019, show. This is a lightly edited transcript. Play Stop pop out X MP3 Link HarperCollins Janine Jackson: “It was so well-orchestrated that you would have … Read more‘Giuliani Did All the Wrong Things on That Day’ – CounterSpin interview with Wayne Barrett on Rudy Giuliani and 9/11

Trump’s Foreign Policy: The Popping Point of Maximum Pressure

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Donald Trump promised to shake up U.S. foreign policy. He has certainly done that from the Middle East to Asia. The U.S. is currently engaged in a three-front, maximum-pressure standoff with China, Iran, and North Korea — involving everything from tariffs to possible military … Read more →

Temp staffing revenue growth decelerates to median 5% in Pulse Report

Growth in temporary staffing revenue decelerated in October, according to the latest Pulse Survey released this week by Staffing Industry Analysts. Year-over-year revenue growth in temporary staffing slowed to a median 5% in October, down from 7% reported in the previous Pulse Survey covering the month of August and a further deceleration from 9% reported … Read moreTemp staffing revenue growth decelerates to median 5% in Pulse Report

Risk of recession eases: UCLA Anderson Forecast

The forecast for the US economy is somewhat more optimistic now than it was three months ago as a number of fears have been eased, according to the latest University of California Los Angeles Anderson Forecast released Wednesday. The new forecast retreats from its long-held expectation of a “three, two, one” economy, wherein GDP growth … Read moreRisk of recession eases: UCLA Anderson Forecast

Lower risk of recession, but second half of next year ‘remains problematic’ for the economy: UCLA Anderson Forecast

The forecast for the US economy is somewhat more optimistic now than it was three months ago as a number of fears have been eased, according to the latest University of California Los Angeles Anderson Forecast released Wednesday. The new forecast retreats from its long-held expectation of a 3-2-1 economy, wherein GDP growth on a … Read moreLower risk of recession, but second half of next year ‘remains problematic’ for the economy: UCLA Anderson Forecast

Initial jobless claims fall to lowest level in seven months

US initial jobless claims fell to the lowest level in seven months in the week ended Nov. 30, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the US Department of Labor. Total initial jobless claims for the week — which included the Thanksgiving holiday — fell to 203,000, down 10,000 from the previous week’s unrevised … Read moreInitial jobless claims fall to lowest level in seven months

Postmates closes Mexico City office, cuts employees (CNBC)

Human cloud online delivery platform Postmates has laid off dozens of employees and closed its office in Mexico City, CNBC reported. Sources said the number of job cuts was at least several dozen and included people in the San Francisco headquarters as well as in Los Angeles; Nashville, Tennessee; and other offices. Postmates had filed … Read morePostmates closes Mexico City office, cuts employees (CNBC)

Postmates closes Mexico City office, cuts dozens of employees (CNBC)

Human cloud online delivery platform Postmates has laid off dozens of employees and closed its office in Mexico City, CNBC reported. Sources said the number of job cuts was at least several dozen and included people in the San Francisco headquarters as well as in Los Angeles; Nashville, Tennessee; and other offices. Postmates ranked as … Read morePostmates closes Mexico City office, cuts dozens of employees (CNBC)

ESOP: A different type of sale (The Staffing Stream)

Employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs, are very complex and not as common as traditional M&A. But they do offer another type of sale as an option to staffing firm owners. Craig Johnson, senior managing editor at Staffing Industry Analysts discusses the challenges and benefits of ESOP deals in a The Staffing Stream blog post.

Plasterers Treasurer in Georgia Charged with Embezzlement

On October 31, Tony Westly, former business manager/financial secretary/treasurer of Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association Local 148, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in a one-count information with embezzling union funds from the Atlanta-based union in an unspecified amount. The charge follows an investigation by the Labor … Read morePlasterers Treasurer in Georgia Charged with Embezzlement

Why the Early German Socialists Opposed the World’s First Modern Welfare State

Otto von Bismarck is credited with building the world’s first modern welfare state. But his intent was to kill the rising workers’ movement — so German socialists opposed him, knowing that the point isn’t just to keep starvation at bay, but to build the foundation for working-class emancipation. A statue of former prime minister of … Read moreWhy the Early German Socialists Opposed the World’s First Modern Welfare State