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Job market

Tough Job Market

If you want to know how truly bad the job market is I have a recent example for you. A couple of days ago, I posted on a popular IT blog that I needed a little help. It was nothing big. It was nothing that was going to pay a lot of money. Just needed some help. Over the next 48 hours I received over 100 responses. I received responses from all over the world. There were plenty of responses from right here in the United States. Here’s a typical response:

My name is Joe Blow (not his real name), WordPress Specialist, and I have been a WordPress developer for 10 years now, as soon as WordPress was introduced. In my over career, I have worked as Senior Developer at a leading Internet Marketing company, SEO Specialist in a Search Engine Marketing company and currently, I’m running my own company. Continue reading Job market

Inequality

It must be nice to be rich. Inequality isn’t something that you need to be concerned about. As a matter of fact, you can sit around and try to increase the inequality in America so that you can almost guarantee your children won’t really have to work. Must be nice.

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From Paul Krugman:

A couple of days ago the Times published a fascinating portrait of a society being poisoned by extreme inequality. The society in question is, in principle, highly meritocratic. In practice, inherited wealth and connections matter enormously; those not born into the upper tier are, and know themselves to be, at a huge disadvantage. Furthermore, you can clearly see some of the other costs of inequality — for example, expenditure cascades, in which the less well-off feel compelled to go into debt in an attempt to keep up.

The society in question? The Harvard Business School, where students who can’t spend lavishly on social events are effectively in an inferior class, and borrowing to keep up appearances is apparently common.

The point is not that we should weep for middle-class HBS students, most of whom still have better prospects than the great majority of Americans. It is, instead, that what’s going on at HBS is a microcosm of what’s happening to America, and an excellent illustration of the harm extreme inequality can do.

News Roundup – Turkey, Syria, Paula Deen and more

For weeks, there have been huge demonstrations in Turkey. I really have no idea what they’re about. I have no idea what they’re trying to accomplish. Maybe I need to read some more about these demonstrations.

I know that the neocons are upset that Obama has not bombed or invaded Syria yet but they’re still hopeful. As I see it, with young Arab men who seem to be desperate to shoot at or fight somebody pouring into Syria, it seems like a really good idea for us to stay out of there. Plus, it seems that weapons from Libya are finding their way into Syria.

Netroots Nation – This started a couple of days ago. This is the biggest progressive powwow, think tank, party in the nation. I went a couple years ago when it was in Austin. It was a rejuvenating experience.

Terrible flooding in Canada. Remember, there is no global warming. Continue reading News Roundup – Turkey, Syria, Paula Deen and more