The Sure Way Not To Solve Any Unemployment Problem


by Rodger Malcolm Mitchell,

Every politician tells voters he/she plans to bring jobs back to America. It is a lie, designed to fool desperate people.

It is a lie when Donald Trump says it. It is a lie when Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton say it. It is a lie when Bernie Sanders says it.

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What We Read Today 02 May 2016

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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The Cities Where Rent Swallows Your Salary

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

Rent can swallow a significant portion of your pay check, depending on where you live.

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Infographic Of The Day: Top 10 Floating Wall Shelves For Your Home

Floating shelves are shelves attached to walls, generally made of light-weight material such as medium-density fibreboard (MDF).

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We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century. As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels would rise by 216 feet if all the land ice on the planet were to melt. This would dramatically reshape the continents and drown many of the world's major cities.

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02May2016 Market Close: Markets Closed Higher, Nasdaq Breaks Seven Session Losing Streak, Treasury Prices Fell After Economic Reports Show Mixed Picture Of Domestic Economy

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Five Budget Myths That Refuse To Die

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Phil Lewis, University of Canberra; Ian McAuley, University of Canberra; John Daley, Grattan Institute; John Wanna, Australian National University, and Richard Holden, UNSW Australia

In the lead up to the federal budget on May 3, we asked five experts to dispel some of the most common myths associated with government budgets.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

Average Gasoline Prices for Week Ending 02 March 2016 Up Almost 8 Cents

Average gasoline prices rose 7.7 cents per gallon nationwide this past week following the previous week's 2.5 cent rise.

Average prices by region and a breakdown by grade follow after "Read more....".

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