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Had enough of being called “white trash”?

Something that puzzled me for a long time was how I managed to be a low-status man. I made good money, worked for a name-recognition company, owned our family home and some investment rental property free-and-clear. I have a marketable degree from an admittedly 2nd-tier public university; it’s all I could have afforded. I have …

Beware of the Lotos-eaters

Beware of the Lotos-eaters

In the story of the Odyssey, Ulysses encounters the island of the Lotos-eaters. Depending on the version of the story, they eat Lotos fruits or flowers, which induce a sleepy, contented, apathetic stupor. Ulysses’ crew who ate the Lotos lost interest in returning home, or even back to their ship to report to him. Nobody’s …

Desperate Maine businesses throw in the towel; willing to hire Americans

Amid foreign worker shortage, Bar Harbor businesses turn to local labor Wow, they must really be desperate, to be willing to hire Americans! The Bangor Daily News, which has reported on high local unemployment rates, is so blasé about the local hiring preference for non-Americans. According to the Feds, To qualify for H-2B nonimmigrant classification, …

Lobbying to destroy jobs

Lobbying to destroy jobs

Prices are related to supply and demand. When supplies are low relative to demand, prices go up. When supplies are high relative to demand, prices go down. When demand goes down relative to supplies, prices go up. When demand goes up relative to supplies, prices go down. When prices are set, then supply or demand …

Here’s an article about male unemployment I read a few days ago. Thousands of Maine men are missing from the workforce, and no one really knows why I don’t find the article very informative, but it’s worth a few comments of my own. …at 26, Twitch has never held an official job. He’s worked as …