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  • Loss of Manufacturing Jobs Prevents Normal Recovery [View article]
    Perhaps it is time to allow the state governments instead of the
    feds to decide on the amount of hours in a work week. Back
    in the boom times, a few states had such tight labor markets
    that a 60-hour week might have seemed reasonable. Some other states had lagging economies with slack labor markets whereby a 35-hour work week would seem reasonable.

    On May 10 07:47 AM abetterplace wrote:

    > Not being a union man, I fail to understand what's wrong with working
    > 60 hours a week.Laziness did not propel this country to the greatest
    > one in the world.
    May 10 12:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Case for Making People Pay for Scarce Blacktop [View article]
    Laughing Out Loud! I'll be sure to equate the price of sports
    tickets to the price at the pump from now on.

    On May 08 04:29 PM notsosmart wrote:

    > hey,if you can pay hundreds to watch a game @ a stadium why would
    > $4 gallon gas bother you? the dumb-dumbs of this generation will
    > never learn.
    May 8 08:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Rate to 8.9%, Though Jobs Fall Less [View article]
    Some of us are just waiting out this period, playing possum.

    On May 08 01:07 PM Alan von Altendorf wrote:

    > No new small businesses formed in April, period. Plenty of them cut
    > hours worked, cut employees, or went bust. Subtract out government,
    > public education and county hospitals. What happened to the private
    > sector (taxpayers)?
    May 8 01:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Rate to 8.9%, Though Jobs Fall Less [View article]
    One definition of economic recovery is when government jobs
    are reduced and private jobs are increased.
    May 8 12:56 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Case for Making People Pay for Scarce Blacktop [View article]
    The author hopes people aren't used to cheap gasoline, he says,
    and wants people to pay extra for blacktop.
    It sounds like he has a certain agenda in mind.
    May 8 12:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ever More Unemployment [View article]
    The government should reduce taxes for business and
    employers. The government should raise taxes by a like amount
    on any business sending jobs overseas and importing foreign workers. The carrot-and-stick approach should help to increase
    employment. This current government probably won't do this, of course; it is just too easy to print fresh dollars.
    May 8 12:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • From Risk Revulsion and Panic Selling to Risk Appetite and Panic Buying. What's Going On? [View article]
    The risk/reward ratio doesn't look favorable right now.
    It is probably time to skim off some profits from this relief
    rally and invest them into the inevitable market correction.
    May 7 01:31 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can We Please Do Something About Rising Oil Prices? [View article]
    Why not pass a gas tax, you say, Ryan?
    That would be a good way to:
    1) tax the poor who have to drive
    2) discourage energy exploration
    3) lower revenue for business.
    That's right, lets address the problem
    by creating more havoc!
    May 7 12:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama's New Wall Street [View article]
    One reason there is bashing of FDR's New Deal is because
    we are being bombarded ad nauseum with references to it by
    our esteemed political leaders and their cultist followers.
    The New Deal actually had mixed economic results. There
    have certainly been past presidents with much better records
    in economic improvement. Our leaders can stand to make reference to them for a change instead and emulate some of
    their economic approaches. Refer to Harding first, then not
    necessarily in order, J.Q. Adams, Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson,
    Hayes, Harrison, McKinley, Coolidge, Truman, Kennedy,
    Reagan, Clinton.

    On May 07 09:50 AM jpiretti wrote:

    > I guess FDR won 4 national elections because he made things so bad
    > for the US citizens. I see a bunch of bashing of the New Deal and
    > FDR on these sites. I challange anyone to talk to an 85 year old
    > and ask them what they actually experienced, and then you will understand
    > how this "policy failure" won 4 straight elections.
    May 7 12:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullish on Silver, Less So on Gold [View article]
    People of average means can't really afford gold in these
    uncertain times. But they can afford silver. Silver has the
    potential to be the market leader in the precious metals sector.
    May 7 11:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Too Bad We Didn't Save Up for All This [View article]
    There is nothing wrong with excessive savings so long as it
    is plowed back into productive pursuits. But there are
    troubles with too much deficit spending. Such spending introduces distortions and dislocations in economies. Those countries which
    are biased in favor of savings and disinclined to public debt will
    be the ones coming out of this recession the strongest over the
    long term.
    May 6 11:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • California: More than Just Economic Problems (Plus Some Potential Solutions) [View article]
    The initiatives on the ballot are about extending previous years
    tax increases and redirecting revenues that were assigned by the voters in previous elections for specific causes to go now to the general fund. The general fund is what the politicians can dip
    into for their specific causes. The initiatives deserve a no vote.
    Cetin is right about the freeloaders.
    May 5 01:30 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed's Hoenig Has a Non-Plan for Banks [View article]
    How weird and moronic that any bank should be allowed to fail.
    May 5 01:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Pump Priming Get the Economy Moving Again? [View article]
    Lets prime the pump for business instead of government.
    May 5 12:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beware the Baltic Shipping Index Signals [View article]
    Yes, buy stocks when the BDI is in the 2500-3000 range.
    Any figure below that indicates the world economy is probably too weak to sustain most over enthusiastic stock market rallies.
    The index is reflective of both shipping volumes and shipping rates as per supply-and-demand of materials and commodities. We'll
    get to 2500-3000 one of these days.

    On May 05 10:17 AM Steve0 wrote:

    > Oh I see, I should buy stocks when the index hits 3000?
    May 5 12:22 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment