Category Archives: Structural Unemployment

No Dead Frogs

The story about the boiled frog is apocryphal – that means it isn’t true, it only sounds true. But you know how the story goes – the frog sits in the warm water, all comfortable, and the water temperature keeps … Continue reading

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Structural Matters

This time it’s different. People always say that, and they believe it – but most of the time it really isn’t different. Maybe things fell apart with that sweet young thing who was your sweetheart – and this time it’s … Continue reading

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For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

If you drive down Gower Street out here it ends at Melrose Avenue, and on your left there’s that giant concrete globe on top of the old RKO building – like you used to see as the RKO movie started. … Continue reading

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Hard Times Made Only Marginally Better

Thursday, July 15 – a day of big events, as BP stops the damned oil leak in the Gulf (for now) and Congress passes the financial reform legislation – the biggest package of changes since banking reform and the creation … Continue reading

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The Now Quaint Idea That Effort Is Related To Reward

It’s a pretty standard joke in situation comedies. There’s always the character that gets into absurd impossible situations – scheduling two dates with two gorgeous women for exactly the same time and the same place, or buying a build-your-own-peanut-butter-castle franchise … Continue reading

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