April 25, 2019

Prosperity: January Jobs Report Beats Expectations With 200K Jobs Added, Wages Grow at Fastest Rate in Years.

Somewhere, Nancy Pelosi is chewing the inside of her cheek as she glares icily at a life-size Donald Trump ‘FatHead’ decal she’s plastered onto the ceiling over her bed.  Yes, friends, the news for the US economy and American workers is that good.  In all seriousness, the January jobs report isn’t a blockbuster, but it’s […]

Economy grew 1.2% in second quarter, far below expectations

The sputtering, weezing US economy is barely managing to keep its head above water as the Department of Commerce announced second quarter growth of 1.2%, far below the 2.6% predicted by private economists.. In addition, first quarter growth was revised downward from 1.1% to 0.8%. Most indices were equally weak with a couple of exceptions. […]

Bernie Sanders’s Bigotry of Low Expectations

On the domestic campaign trail, Bernie Sanders has talked repeatedly about economic inequality, a criminal justice system that incarcerates a disproportionate number of black people, and of the need for a political revolution. Sanders portrays the problems of black people as the problem of poor people and those entangled in the criminal justice system. When […]

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