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Technological Change - Nobody Really Knows What Is Coming

August 10th, 2017
in employment, macroeconomics

We hear endlessly that technology is advancing at an ever-increasing rate. But for the most part, we just plod along in our current life paths. Thinking back, I remember learning how to use a slide rule and typing my college thesis. more »

The Long-Term Decline in US Prime-Age Male Labour Force Participation

July 12th, 2016
in employment

Labour force participation among men ages 25-54 in the US has been falling for more than six decades. This column examines this longstanding decline, its potential causes, and its implications for public policy and the future of the US labour market. more »

5% Unemployment Is For Dummies

Written by Steven Hansen The unemployment rate is supposed to be a measure to determine employment slack. Employment slack narrows when as an economy begins to reach its potential - and less employment slack translates to wage inflation growth as… more »

Initial Claims Still Show Dangerously Overheated Bubble Economy

June 14th, 2014
in employment, macroeconomics

by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examinerp> The headline, seasonally adjusted (not actual) number for initial unemployment claims for the first week of June was 317,000. The consensus guess of Wall Street conomists was 315,000. This report was was a non event… more »

The Bite of Robotics

Written by Steven Hansen We continue the progression to a robotic workforce. This change is far from uniform, and some companies are better at the transition than others. Walmart (WMT) continues to be in a failure mode. more »

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