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ALTERNATIVES TO PAYPAL (AND VENMO)
( life / money / online )

In light of PayPal running amok, I thought I would provide a list of online payment system alternatives: 2Checkout ... read more

CROWD-SOURCING INVESTING
( life / money / investing )

Just thought I'd mention these: DonorBox KickStarter Start Engine The best ... read more

MAKE YOUR ASSETS INVISIBLE TO SHAKEDOWN ARTISTS
( life / money / investing / advice )

This video, below, explains that you're better off with an offshore trigger trust, outside the reach of US courts (which may rule that the trust and the trustee are legally the same). Watch it here: offshore trigger trust And read this... ... read more

BIDEN'S HANDLERS JUST GAVE US THEIR "FINAL WARNING'
( education / economics / money / conspiracies )

We must not lose focus of what the Great Reset is. It is the plan of Davos-deluded billionaires, big banks, mega-corporations and social-media oligarchs to collapse the entire economic, political and social order, replacing it with a new digital system of iron-clad control over every facet of our l... read more

WHY WE HAVE USURY
( life / money / economy / history )

Wow. Talk about the good ol' days. OK, it wasn't all good, obviously, but, wow Because of Usury prohibition, there was no Banking. There was an economy based on the understanding that men share the common fate of having to wrest a living from the Earth, and that brotherly love, and not money... read more

OSHA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
( life / money / employment / covid )

osha.gov/coronavirus/faqs You can clearly sue your employer if they require this "vaccine" and you have an adverse reaction. If I require my employees to take the Covid-19 vaccine as a condition... read more

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS
( life / money / economy )

Hacked pipeline still causing problems, but now the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi is closed, as well as the Mississippi itself. See Coast Guard close portion of Mississippi-River... read more

STRUGGLING FISHERMAN FINDS RARE PEARL WORTH $330,000 WHILE SEARCHING FOR FOOD
( culture / people / money )

A struggling fisherman from an impoverished village in Thailand's Nakhon Si Thammarat province made an incredible discovery on the beach. 37-year old Hatchai Niyomdecha happened to be walking along the... ... read more

ANDREW TORBA: TIME TO BUILD OUR OWN ECONOMY
( life / money / economy )

The oligarchs believe they have destroyed American Populism by rigging an election, removing the movement's leader from public view, and by forcing everyone to stay locked inside for a year while the country burns down around us all. They think they have won and want to define 'New Normal... read more

WHO WANTED LOCKDOWNS?
( life / money / economy )

This virus is not Ebola and it has come nowhere near approaching the death rates associated with H1N1 of 1918. By some measures, it's not been as deadly as 1957-58, a virus that came and went without much public attention at all. New pathogens are part of life, and there was and is nothing part... read more

ON THE SUBJECT OF MANDATORY RETIREMENT
( life / money / employment )

In response to my comment, "Whatever the mandatory retirement age is these days -- 67? -- it needs to apply to politicians, too." There is no mandatory retirement age, but you legally have to file for retirement on your 70th birthday, which will give you the maximum social security benefit... read more

MADE IN THE USA
( life / money / shopping / usa )

Spread the word about this awesome website for American Made.And here is the video that launches it: on FacebookI just emailed them to inc... read more

PROFESSOR BRANDON GARRETT ON CORPORATE CRIMINAL IMMIGRATION PROSECUTIONS
( life / money / employment )

Immigration laws are criminally enforced not just against individuals, but also against corporations. For individuals, federal immigration prosecutions are a mass phenomenon. More than a third of the federal criminal docket nearly 40,000 cases each year... ... read more

EMPLOYEES SURPRISE HARDWORKING 13-YEAR-OLD WITH NEW LAWNMOWER
( life / money / employment )

A Lowe's home improvement store in Tennessee surprised a hardworking 13-year-old with a brand new lawnmower after his mower broke down. at ... read more

COMPANY PROVIDING $100 MILLION IN BONUSES TO EMPLOYEES DURING "PANDEMIC"
( life / money / covid )

Lowe's Companies, Inc. has announced that it will provide an additional $100 million of bonuses to support employees "with unforeseen expenses and hardships" during the Covid pandemic . ... read more

JON ASHLEY ON THE CORPORATE PROSECUTION REGISTRY
( life / money / employment / crime )

The Justice Department regularly announces corporate crime settlements with deferred and non prosecution agreements. Sometimes they make the agreements public, sometimes they dont. And over the years, corporate crime defense attorneys have hinted that in... ... read more

THE GOOD OLD DAYS
( life / money / shopping )

Ah, the good ol' days when the shelves were full! Click the image.... read more

ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, DAY 2751
( life / money / employment )

Sitting here looking at Harold (not his real name) to my right. My workday would be sooooo much better if I could ignore him, but, being in the cubicle across the aisle, I can't. For those new to this space, Harold is an idiot. Literally. Okay, "idiot/savant" might be more accurate. He... read more

DISNEY HEIRESS NAILS IT
( life / money / employment )

We could not agree more. See "Disney heiress calls CEO Bob Iger's $65 million pay package 'insane.'" When Iger got his bonus last year, I did the math, and I figured out that he could... read more

JOB LISTING
( life / money / employment )

I get these job listing emails (just in case something awesome comes along). This latest one (probably created by AI (artificial/lower intelligence)) said they have "several jobs just for you": Hospice Aide (Los Angeles), Chaplain (Paramus), Registered Nurse Case Manager (Peru). Peru? As i... read more

ET TU, CORPORATE AMERICA?
( life / money / employment )

Even corporate America is blocking Alex Jones / InfoWars these days. Trying to read an article online during my lunch break, I get the following censorship notice: Block Reason: Content Filtering. Category: questionablePathetic, but at least they stopped blocking DrudgeReport. Although, now that Dr... read more

AN ENTREPRENEUR AT AGE 66
( life / money / employment )

It's never too late to reinvent yourself. Take it from Paul Tasner - after working continuously for other people for 40 years, he founded his own start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with his experience and passion. And he's not alone. As he shares in this short, funny and in... read more

KROGER POLICY
( life / money / shopping )

I think Kroger has a policy of periodically moving everything around in order to stimulate our hunter-gatherer instinct, never knowing which aisle our next meal is in.... read more

COINS CASHED IN
( life / money )

Woo-hoo! I took the old cookie (coin) jar to the Coinstar machine today (11.9% "fee", are you kidding me?!). I came away with $93.54! It rejected a few coins, repeatedly, forcing me to just pocket them. One of those was an elongated penny someone had thrown in the jar (I'm guessing Eli... read more

ON THE PHONE WITH NASA
( life / money / employment / humor )

Got off the phone with NASA. Had to tell 'em, Look, I'm not willing to relocate. Stop calling! OK, so it wasn't actually NASA, I didn't say exactly that, and it wasn't actually a job offer. A recruiter did call about an opportunity there, though. I'm not a COMPLETE liar.... read more

STRANGE BADGE SWIPE POLICY
( life / money / employment )

There's a strange badge swipe policy at work: required first thing in the AM, after that ANYONE can just walk right in. monitoring-v-security... read more

BAIN CAPITAL HELPS KILL ANOTHER ICONIC AMERICAN COMPANY
( life / money / employment )

Once Toys R Us was taken over, however, the debt that Vornado Realty, KKR and Bain used to acquire it was pushed back onto the company, skyrocketing its debt obligations to $7.6 billion. ... read more

SPEND TIME INSTEAD OF MONEY
( life / money / advice )

Great idea! ... around the world, people are using a system of exchange that requires something everyone is, for the most part, given equally, every day: Time. (prepare for so many popups, they'll cover the entire screen): ... read more

CASH BACK
( life / money / shopping )

Don't you hate it when you tell the self-checkout register that you want cash back. Then by the time you're finished, because the $!? machine has screwed up so many times, you've forgotten all about the cash? Yep, if you want to get rich just follow behind me whenever I go to the grocery... read more

NEW SUIT FOR HOMELESS MAN = NEW JOB
( life / money / employment )

Great story! See ksl It was about as low as you can get, but Smith decided to at least make it to the new year. When he went on ksl to look for jobs, he saw a story KSL did on a Utah company giving suits to homeless people to help them feel confid... read more

LOCAL PICK UP
( life / money / shopping / humor )

Just ordered a $10 item on eBay. They offered Local Pick Up in Las Vegas, Nevada versus delivering it. I live in Nashville. I need to decide if it's worth driving out there. Suggestions?... read more

ANOTHER HEADHUNTER EMAIL
( life / money / employment )

I know they're just doing their jobs, but headhunters (job recruiters) can be some of the most dehumanizing people I've ever had to deal with. Because of that, I like to have a little fun at their expense whenever possible. Here's a recent email exchange:Headhunter... read more

JOB OFFER
( life / money / employment )

Got the below email today. Probably because they saw that I have several books on Amazon (here, here and ... read more

EMPLOYEE'S SARCASTIC RESIGNATION NOTE
( life / money / employment )

Good one! This employee had simply had enough so they decided to tell their boss how it really is before they walked out the door. Employee's Sarcastic Resig... read more

ONE FIFTH OF US WORKERS WERE LAID OFF IN PAST FIVE YEARS
( life / money / employment )

One-fifth of US workers were laid off in past five years Nearly 40% said it took more than seven months to find employment and about one in five of laid-off workers said all they could find was a temporary position. ... read more

WORKING FOR SOMEONE ELSE
( life / money / employment )

Something I've always hated about working for someone else (in the corporate setting, at least) is that you're expected to believe (or convincingly pretend) that the people in positions above you are in fact superior to you. It's just one more thing to gnaw at me during my time there. Th... read more

SUBSIDIZING THE CORPORATE ONE PERCENT
( life / money / employment )

Apparently, those bastions of capitalism are in fact socialists, at least when it works for them. As a result of substantial enhancements we have made to our Subsidy Tracker database, it is possible for the first time to estimate the share of total state and local economic development awards going ... read more

SWITZERLAND SHOWS US HOW TO HANDLE CEOS
( life / money / employment )

Switzerland Shows US How to Handle CEOs. Here in the United States, had the minimum wage kept pace with productivity since the 1960s it would now be ... read more

HOW AMAZON WORKS STAFF "TO THE BONE'
( life / money / employment )

Walk 11 miles a shift and pick up an order every 33 seconds... how Amazon works staff 'to the bone' Adam Littler, 23, told of the 'unbelievable' pressure of wo... read more

FOOD STAMP CORPORATE WELFARE
( life / money / employment )

Millions of Americans are angry because food stamp recipients can use their benefits to buy junk food but don't realize that they are able to do so because corporate America wouldn't have it any other way.Coca Cola, Kroger, Walmart, Kelloggs and other corporations have all lobbied the Unite... read more

CORPORATE WELFARE VS. SOCIAL WELFARE SPENDING
( life / money / employment )

Market subsidies, market protections, market interventions, regulatory favors, favorable legislation, legal protections, ex-post facto reclassification's, government spending (Keynesian), artificially low interest rates (monetary policy), government takeovers of private sector "assets"... read more

AMERICA'S RE-SHORING OF JOBS IS ACCELERATING
( life / money / employment )

Good! Over the past couple of years, we've projected an improvement in U.S. manufacturing competitiveness by 2015 that would help drive an American manufacturing revival. The results of our latest survey make clear that a profound shift in attitude is beginning. Read, listen to or watch the re... read more

FREE LUNCH, OR IS IT?
( life / money / employment )

I've been chosen (with 5-6 others) to "Have Lunch With !" (one of the VP's at work) tomorrow. I've been instructed to "come prepared to discuss real issues and solutions" regarding my job. Not looking forward to it. At least it's a free lunch ... but is it rea... read more

MINIMUM WAGE ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION
( life / money / employment )

I don't agree with this calculation, but, for what it's worth, my brother sent this out recently. So, in case I'm wrong and he's right, which almost never happens...50 years ago (1963) the minimum wage was 1.25. See dol.gov/whd/minwage/chart.pdf.... read more

THE 1% AND WHAT DO THEY DO FOR A LIVING
( life / money / employment )

A lot of emphasis is on the "99%" versus the "1%" in these protests. But who are the 1% and what do they do for a living? Are they all Wilt Chamberlains and Oprahs and other people taking part in the dynamism of the new economy? Nope. It's same as it ever was - high-level ma... read more

THE JOBS NUMBER IS B.S. SAYS FORMER HEAD OF BLS
( life / money / employment / politics )

The Jobs Number Is BS Says Former Head Of BLS After every non-farm payroll report we provide our own breakdown of what the real unemployment rate is in a country in which the labor force participation rate has not been adjusted ... read more

JUST ANOTHER SUNDAY
( life / money / shopping )

Wife and kid are off at this thing called "church." Maybe you've heard of it. I'm not sure what to make of it. :) I'm basically just hanging out waiting for the new mattress to be delivered. We told the delivery guy, "Anytime!" He sounded foreign. I hope he shows up ... read more

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, I MEAN, WORK
( life / money / employment )

Feels like the first day back at school after summer vacation, except in this case it's not even summer yet and I'll be starting a new job, not school, today. I hope it lasts longer than the last few jobs! I have had a string of incredible bad luck over the past decade through no fault of my... read more

A WEEK OF TESTING
( life / money / employment )

Took a test yesterday. Hope I passed! New job depends on it! Hope I did better than the previous day's job-related test. That one was on Windows 7 and Server 2008 techie stuff, and I just haven't kept up with Win 7, not as a tech, especially in regard to its various corporate scenarios. The ... read more

GORE VIDAL QUOTE
( life / money / employment )

Depressing but true. The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. - Gore Vidal... read more

IN HONOR OF LABOR DAY
( life / money / employment / holidays )

Barbara Glanz, an author, speaker and expert on employee motivation and performance, has a book that you may want to check out, "Handle with CARE: Motivating and Retaining Employees." It's full of creative, low-cost ways to raise morale, increase commitment and reduce turnover. The CA... read more

ECONOMIC INEQUALITY IS NOT SUSTAINABLE
( life / money / employment )

A Top Heavy 1 Percent Will Topple Without a Stable Middle Class. "Focusing exclusively on deficit reduction is the wrong policy. Focusing solely on cutting spending is the wrong policy. Focusing on jobs is the right policy now and in the future. ... read more

IMMELT MOVING JOBS AND ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO CHINA
( life / money / employment )

The hypocrisy would be laughable if not such a serious problem. See GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama's Jobs Council, Is Moving Jobs A... read more

THESE TWO PHRASES ON YOUR RESUME ARE WHY IT JUST HIT THE TRASH CAN
( life / money / employment )

They might be right about this. Worth a shot Does your resume read like a job description? Is it one long list of bullets that contain the phrases duties included or responsible for? Sought-after candidates (the ones whose phones are ringing off the hook for interv... read more

VERIZON TO LAY OFF 1,700 WORKERS AFTER PAYING CEO $22 MILLION LAST YEAR
( life / money / employment )

Yes, large corporations really are that stupid, short-sighted and corrupt. If this CEO had any decency (yeah, right), he would have said, "No, give me one million and split the rest with those 1700 laid-off workers." It would have come out to roughly $12,000 per employee. America's ... read more

WHY FAKING ENTHUSIASM IS THE LATEST JOB REQUIREMENT
( life / money / employment )

I hate when companies do this. Create a better environment for your employees, don't require them to be a pack of phonies! Why Faking Enthusiasm Is The Latest Job Requirement... read more

GIRL QUITS JOB
( life / money / employment )

This is an instant classic. Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office (33 Photos) girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33... read more

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
( life / money / employment )

It doesn't matter if managers are introverted or extroverted, timid or bold, loud or quiet, as long as they are making people feel like they are growing, appreciated, and confident in their future at the company ... ... read more

THREE WAYS TO PUT AMERICA BACK TO WORK
( life / money / economy )

Great article here: Three-Ways-to-Put-America In theory The Great Recession is history, but for those of us who live and work on Real Street the carnage and horror continues. On Real Street, outside the ga... read more

SCREW ECONOMIES OF SCALE
( life / money / economy )

As I've said before, this country needs a new (or maybe just an enforced) Sherman Antitrust Act that will limit the size, influence and control of any one corporation.Having more companies means more jobs and, most importantly, more competition. Even the elite... read more

WHIRLPOOL THREATENS PENSIONS
( life / money / employment )

Unfortunately, we've just had another open theft of retired worker's benefits, this time Whirlpool management stealing the health care coverage of retired former Hoover workers and their families. Once again, we see "Carpetbag" managers brought in from outside our community, Whirl... read more

US CORPORATE PROFITS VS EMPLOYEE WAGES
( life / money / employment )

In Japan the ratio of pay for a CEO compared to that of the average worker is approx. 11 to 1. In Germany that ratio expands to a dizzying 12 to 1. And in the United States it's 475 to 1. ... read more

JOB HUNTING
( life / money / employment )

Can't companies at least send a denial letter/email? It's rude to leave us twisting in the wind.... read more

FREELANCERS UNION A FEDERATION OF THE UNAFFILIATED
( life / money / employment )

Freelancers union, a federation of the unaffiliatedLooks like a good idea. Freelancers Union. A Federation of the Unaffiliated 350,000 FREELANCERS JOINED TOGETHER FOR A PURPOSE.INDEPENDENTS. UNITED. INDEPENDENTS. UNITED. ... read more

FOR ALL BOSSES WHO DISLIKE DIRECTNESS
( life / money / employment )

...and are afraid of offending anyone... Simon Sinek simonsinek says, "Bad leaders may edit the truth for fear of causing discomfort. Good leaders accept that the truth is often uncomfortable. ... read more

NOTE TO RECRUITERS
( life / money / employment / interviews )

I almost posted this to LinkedIn, but thought better of it since hiring managers and headhunters generally have absolutely no sense of humor regarding "the hiring process." If they would admit (at least to themselves) that they have no idea what they're doing, it might help. :)Anyway, ... read more

THE MINIMUM WAGE POPULAR WITH THE PUBLIC BUT NOT THE DONOR CLASS
( life / money / employment )

The minimum wage, popular with the public, but not the donor classfrom The Minimum Wage: Popular With the Public, But Not the Donor Class One of the best proposals to come out of the State of the Union was the President's proposal to raise the minimum wag... read more

MICRO GIGS
( life / money / employment )

Interesting article on "micro gigs" A crush of apps allowing us to do discrete tasks for small sums of money might be the future. But the atomization of paid labor leaves workers vulnerable. ... read more

ROMNEY'S BAIN CAPITAL SENDING MANY JOBS TO CHINA
( life / money / employment )

On the day before an election that's supposed to hinge on jobs, taxes and the middle class, Bain Capital, the company Mitt Romney founded, will close the doors of a factory in Freeport, Illinois, and ship 170 good, high-tech jobs to China. ... read more

WISCONSIN JUDGE REINSTATES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR STATE EMPLOYEES
( life / money / employment / legal )

Wisconsin judge reinstates collective bargaining for state employees The union-busting law that pushed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker into the national spotlight last year has been declared unconstitutional by a state judge, pushing the controversy over the law one step close... read more

GOOD NEWS FOR BAD REFERENCES
( life / money / employment )

Picture this scenario: you've been seeking new employment at a company, but without success. Your employment credentials are excellent and while you've been able to land the interviews - sometimes more than one with a prospective employer - that job for which you're well qualified, cont... read more

SELFISH CEOS
( life / money / employment )

CEOs who lay off the most people rake in the profits... read more

5 WAYS YOUR BOSS IS KILLING YOUR COMPANY CULTURE
( life / money / employment )

I agree. And a big reason for this, I believe, is that hiring managers hire based on likability, enthusiasm, and an applicant's degree (no matter what that degree is in) rather than on experience and intelligence. So, the people who end up running things often have no real idea what they're ... read more

LAYOFFS ARE FOR LAZY CORPORATE OVERSEERS
( life / money / employment )

Why layoffs are for lazy corporate overseers - Fortune Management.Layoffs are often a sign of failure by top executives to properly manage a business and forecast needs.The corporate movement away from job security coincided with the advent of ... read more

THE CASE FOR A 25 HOUR WORK WEEK
( life / money / employment )

Whatever you may think of this theory, there are certainly many who think (including Sheryl Sandberg) the status quo 40/50... The Case for a 25-... read more

STRIKE DEBT, DEBT RESISTANCE FOR THE 99%
( life / money )

Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom. Strike Debt! Debt Resistance for the 99%. UPDATE: ... read more

THE VIRTUAL RECOVERY
( life / money / economy )

... the low 2011 real median household income is the summation, in most cases, of two household earners, whereas in 1967-68 one earner could produce the same real income. ... when both husband and wife have to work in order to maintain the same purchasing power, household income from the wife's... read more

CLOSING MY BOFA ACCOUNT
( life / money )

Hallelujah! We have paid off our BofA credit card! It was bad enough when it was owned by the original company. But when I saw that Bank of America had bought that company and was now administering my account, I knew it was time to pay that thing off ASAP!I just filled out their onli... read more

QUANTITATIVE EASING EXPLAINED
( life / money / economy )

The truth about quantitative easing. I just watched this again and laughed my a$$ off. Now with a ridiculous 5.2 million views on YouTube. See ... read more

WALMART, 50 YEARS OF GUTTING AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS
( life / money / economy )

This (below) is why we hate Walmart. Walmart 's explosive growth has gutted two key pillars of the American middle class: small businesses and well-paid manufacturing jobs. Too many people just want "low prices" no matter the overall, long-run co... read more

EMPLOYMENT PAGE
( life / money / employment )

Non-profit job listings Tap Root Catch Afire Idealist ... read more

IBM'S INTERNAL PLAN, FIRE MOST U.S. EMPLOYEES
( life / money / employment )

The primary method for accomplishing this feat, according to the plan, will be by reducing US employee head count by 78 percent in that time frame. IBM's Internal Plan to Grow Earnings-Per-Share to $20 by... read more

MERRILL LYNCH IRA FINALLY TRANSFERS
( life / money )

Hallelujuah! I've been trying since late October to transfer my IRA away from the "too-big-to-fail" Merrill Lynch, owned by the about-to-fail Bank of America. Any company that's "too big to fail" probably will. That, or they'l... read more

THE 1930S CHICAGO PLAN VS THE AMERICAN MONETARY ACT
( life / money / economy )

If the purpose of money and credit were to discourage the exchange of goods and services, to destroy periodically the wealth produced, to frustrate and trip those who save, our present monetary system does that most effectively! ... read more

THE 10 MOST HATED COMPANIES IN AMERICA
( life / money / employment )

Facebook currently has more than 800 million users. Any company of this size is sure to have some detractors. Compared to other leading social media sites, however, Facebook has the lowest customer satisfaction score from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The site has repeatedly irked users... read more

BAUM LAW FIRM TO CLOSE
( life / money / employment / legal )

Baum law firm to close - Business First. This is one company that got what it deserved after mocking homeless/foreclosed families.... read more

PAYING OFF A CREDIT CARD
( life / money )

That's a nice headline, and it felt good doing it today. Granted, the bulk of the balance was simply transferred to another credit card. But still ... :) I also closed out the checking account associated with the card, making sure to close the checking account first. My fear was that if I paid o... read more

A VISIT TO WALMART
( life / money / shopping )

I hate Walmart. It's a company run by slimy executives who don't care about the mom-and-pop businesses they destroy, and its stores are frequented by the lowest class of people. I always feel the need for a shower afterward. But, this morning it made more sense to go there because they... read more

USURPATION AND THE CORPORATION AS CRIME
( life / money / employment / crime )

Richard Grossman says that Occupy Wall Street activists need to go beyond greed and corruption and focus on usurpation. As in illegal seizure of power. As in the corporation has usurped illegally seized power from the people. He quotes Thomas Hobbes as saying that a corporation is m... read more

SAVING THE RICH, LOSING THE ECONOMY
( life / money / employment )

US politicians such as Buddy Roemer blame the collapse of US manufacturing on Chinese competition and "unfair trade practices." However, it is US corporations that move their factories abroad, thus replacing domestic production with imports. Half of US imports from China consist of the of... read more

BOYCOTT VERIZON IF AT ALL POSSIBLE
( life / money / employment )

They're forcing pay cuts for the people who do the actual work there while their executives get millions in bonuses Last year Verizon made $12 billion in profits, got $1 billion in government s... read more

WHY BORROW WHEN YOU CAN PRINT YOUR OWN MONEY?
( life / money / politics )

Why is the US Government borrowing money at interest from a private bank (the Fed) when Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution allows the US Government to create its own money, interest-free?... read more

CEO SALARIES
( life / money / employment )

Just warms your heart, doesn't it? Not. It turns out that the good times are even better than we thought for American chief executives. NY Times... read more

BATTLING THE CORPORATE "ELITE"
( life / money / employment )

... one major role of the US government in the corporatocracy is to serve as a scapegoat to deflect rebellion against the corporate elite. (prepare for so many popups, they'll cover the entire screen): ... read more

GREED IS NOT A VIRTUE
( culture / people / money )

Great article. By capitalism's perverse moral logic, if a person sells toxic assets by knowingly misrepresenting them as sound, the fault lies not with the misrepresentation of the seller, but rather with the lack of due diligence on the part of the overly-trusting borrower. Read, listen to... read more

FLORIDA CUTS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO PAY FOR CORPORATE TAX CUT
( life / money / employment )

I used to work for this jackass years ago when he was CEO of Columbia/HCA. He was an out-of-touch elitist primadonna back then, and hasn't changed much, only now has less hair In the last few months, conservatives in several states have moved to limit une... read more

NEW JOB STARTS TODAY
( life / money / employment )

I hope I like it. UPDATE (2 years later):I didn't. See First day of school I mean work... read more

CORPORATIST AMERICA
( life / money / employment )

A battle over the budget is closing our schools, our libraries, firing our teachers and taking away collective bargaining rights. While the banks and largest corporations are also not paying any taxes, including Bank of America, Exon Mobil, and GE. ... read more

NEW JOB STARTING NEXT WEEK
( life / money / employment )

I'm starting a new job next week, so I ran a test of how long it would take to get there after dropping Elizabeth off at school. It was 7:42 when they started letting the kids inside, allowing me to leave. I could do like a lot of parents and just drop her off and take off, but I like to make su... read more

CHECK OUT A COMPANY BEFORE APPLYING THERE
( life / money / employment )

GlassDoor Search company reviews and ratings ... read more

US FORECLOSURES IN NEW LEGAL TROUBLE
( life / money / legal )

And remember those politicians who are in the banks' back pocket (hint: it's most of them) Backing a lower court ruling made in 2009, it said two foreclosure sales were invalid because the banks did not prove that they owned them at the time. ... read more

MADE IN AMERICA NO LONGER
( life / money / economy )

"American as apple pie" items that are no longer made here:19-iconic-products-that-america-doesnt-make-anymore Another American icon has bit the dust: Pontiac. GM is canceling the 84-year-old brand a... read more

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS
( life / money / employment )

When given one of those customer satisfaction surveys, always try and give a glowing report about the individual who helped you (unless they were terrible, of course) because those surveys are just another tool for corporations to harass their already under-paid, under-appreciated employees.You don&... read more

WE ARE RULED BY HUGE CORPORATE MONOPOLIES
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We are ruled by huge corporate monopolies that replicate the political and economic power, on a vastly expanded scale, of the old trading companies of the 17th and 18th centuries. Walmart's gross annual revenues of $250 billion are greater than those of most small nation-sta... read more

OLD AGE DISCRIMINATION SUIT VS GOOGLE
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The California Supreme Court unanimously agreed that a trial court erred in dismissing a complaint by Brian Reid, who was hired in 2002 as a director of operations and engineering, and fired less than two years later at age 54 after being told he was not a good "cultural fit. ... read more

ANOTHER REASON NOT TO SHOP AT WALMART
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If you buy underwear at Walmart, they will be able to track wherever you go. If their sales are not hurt by this announcement, they will institute it in more products, probably eventually all products. According to CNBC, these tags are not removable, altho... read more

DIARY, 7/25/2010
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Just got back from an all day shopping excursion. I don't know how Tara does it every week. I told her that was harder work than going to the office all day. She said, "So, you appreciate me more now?" Of course, I said yes. First we went to "Tara's" Kroger, the one almos... read more

BUY AMERICAN
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localmakers /The above link no longer points to where it used to. Someone in Holland, ironically, has apparently purchased that domain name. I would have removed this post, but the irony made it worth keeping it here.... read more

LIKE A CANCER
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A business plan requiring constant expansion is, almost by definition, a cancer, and equally unhealthy.... read more

IT'S THE JOBS, STUPID
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Good article here. Read the quote from the lifelong Republican who was a victim of a mass layoff and now can't find a job .aflcio /2010/06/01/its-the-jobs-stupid/... read more

THE JOB MARKET
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When I applied and scheduled an interview for a job at the "financial arm" of the Methodist Church, I knew I was not a right fit for them. After all, I'm not only not Methodist, I'm not even a Christian. When the HR manager called a couple days later to cancel the interview, I had ... read more

ANOTHER INTERVIEW
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I went to another job interview yesterday. It was downtown Nashville in the once trendy Cummins Station building. I've had a few consulting clients there over the years. The company interviewing me shall remain nameless. Coincidentally, a few hours before the interview I received ... read more

BEAUTY BIAS AT WORK
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In her provocative new book, The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Law and Life, Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode argues that workers deserve legal protection against appearance-based discrimination unless their looks are directly relevant to their job performance. Read, listen to o... read more

LETTER TO A FORMER CO-WORKER
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I'm glad you and Cathy are doing well. Our daughter Elizabeth is doing well, too. She spent last night with a cousin north of town so she can attend that little girl's birthday party today. Elizabeth's own birthday party was last month. I'm "sort of" employed, working for m... read more

HOW COMPANIES SHOULD CUT BACK
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When faced with too many expenses and not enough income and you have run out of expenses to reduce, rather than firing employees, the fair and socially-responsible way to cut costs is NOT to fire employees who had nothing to do with those costs getting too high. The FIRST target of cost-cutting need... read more

HOW TO ROB A BANK
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The answer is: Own one. William Black: The finance sector is a huge parasite, it transfers wealth from the poor to the wealthy. See Real News Network. Watch Pt3 of... read more

SELLING INSURANCE
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I got a call today about a job with American Income. They said they found my resume on Careerbuilder. When I get emails like that, I instantly recognize them and mark them as spam and block them from sending any more. But getting a phone call is apparently more effective on me. I agreed to an inte... read more

IN THE WAITING ROOM
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I went to a pre-employment drug screening this morning. Last week, I had interviewed for an IT instructor position. Had to give a mock class, and everything. I chose the subject of "securing your home wireless network." It was fun. Anyway, no, I haven't been hired ... yet. They require... read more

GENDER UNKNOWN
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First time I've ever seen this. Filling out an online job application, the EEOC stuff at the bottom gave me a choice of: MaleFemaleGender UnknownDecline to AnswerI can understand "sexually confused," but "gender unknown?" Really?... read more

LAID OFF
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It's been almost three weeks now, and I'm finally able to talk/blog about my layoff. After the merger and corporate restructuring at work, it was finally my turn to have my "position eliminated." I instinctively felt it coming. In fact, I couldn't sleep the night before, worryi... read more

THE RICHEST TWO PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION OWNS MORE THAN HALF OF THE WORLD'S HOUSEHOLD WEALTH
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I just found this amazing The richest two percent of the world's population owns more than half of the world's household wealth. Although you may believe you've heard this statistic before, you haven't: For the first time, personal wealth, not income, has been measured around the w... read more


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