In Search of the Best Jobs in America

The best jobs are rewarding, fulfilling and have room to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) gives growth estimates for the 2010 – 2020 period for several occupations. The average growth rate predicted was around 14 percent, but some of the best jobs may experience 25 percent growth and more. If you’re looking for a new career path, these jobs show the most growth potential.… [Read more]

Note to John Boehner: Remember Pearl Harbor

I’ll call you John, because even though you are the Speaker of the House I won’t give you the respect your position should accord. You are a leader in name only.

You and your party have declared war on the jobless, women, children, the aged, immigrants, the sick, the tired, the poor, and the hungry at the national and state levels.… [Read more]

Japan: A Demographic Problem With Obivous Solutions

What could be scarier than imagining your entire culture collapsing? With the current demographic projections, this may be a reality for Japan in the not too distant future. Population decline, starting around the 1970s, has been steady and consistently troubling there. The widely accepted causes of this decline include very low birth rates, very long life expectancies, and a lack of foreign nationals living in the country.… [Read more]

Campaigning on College Grads’ Prospects

If you’re a regular reader of this site you know that education is a frequent topic. Though the nation’s economy is slowly improving, its current state — fueled in large part by the unwillingness of some of our elected officials to boost job prospects — has, in part, resulted in greater competition for jobs available to debt-saddled graduates.… [Read more]

Scott Walker: Only 282,148 jobs short of creating 250,000

I am fortunate enough to be on the E-update list from the Desk of Scott Walker. It’s been illuminating. Good times.

Now, grant you, Scott Walker was not recalled; on the other hand, Dems regained control of the Senate chamber. And in better news, even as Wisconsinites were re-electing Scott Walker, President Obama won over Romney in the exit polls.… [Read more]

Apologies and Regrets: My Letter to My Employer

I’m sure you all know just exactly how crappy the economy is these days; I have been experiencing my own personal recession since February, 2009, when I was laid off from a long-term job that I loved. Since then, I’ve been riding the rollercoaster from hell and I can’t seem to get off.  I was actually hired less than 2 weeks after my initial layoff, and I soon found out that I was the fourth assistant my new employer had hired – in less than 2 years.… [Read more]

Are We Broke?

A friend asked me if I believe it when I hear people say “America is broke“.  Like anyone who has ever planned or read a budget, I know that numbers are data — but that data means something only when it is translated into information that tells a story…so, with hard and cold numbers, is it possible that the answer to the question as to whether or not America is broke can be both ‘yes’ and ‘no’?  [Read more]