Category Archives: Jobs

These Kids Today

by Lindy Davies In the fiscal year that ended in June, 52,193 undocumented minors were caught crossing the United States’s Southern border. That is twice as many as the previous year. Many of these children were unaccompanied. The vast majorityRead the Rest »

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Who Has Time Anymore?

by Lindy Davies My wife makes some of her living monitoring online discussions. One of the ongoing conversations there is about how women’s contradictory conundrums have changed — how today’s overwhelmed-ness compares with yesterday’s ennui. Staying at home, one feelsRead the Rest »

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No. Stop. Please.

by Lindy Davies Every now and then the threat of a new new Walmart will arise in our local struggling postindustrial city, and a dogged crew of well-read, well-fed progressives will turn out to oppose it. Perhaps the Big-box juggernautRead the Rest »

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Earth Share

If you write a book, it belongs to you. That’s fair right? Air, water, oil, land, just exist though. No one created them. Natural assets have no natural owners. Why then do we tax someone for writing a book orRead the Rest »

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"Jobs"

by Lindy Davies In the argot of politicians, a “job” is a commodity, like a pork belly, or a widget. “We created eleventy-umpteen new jobs on my watch,” says the incumbent to raucous applause — as though they came freshly-stampedRead the Rest »

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Free Trade and Jobs

by Lindy Davies “Free Trade” is blamed for all kinds of bad things, these days. There is a notion out there that the Free Market cannot be trusted, that left unfettered, it will enable Greedy Corporate Capitalists to plunder andRead the Rest »

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The Silver Bullet: Ending Poverty Worldwide

As I engage people on the topic of poverty in the US, I am often asked about extreme poverty in Africa. I explain how there are poverty alleviating policies that universally apply in rich and poor countries alike. The bestRead the Rest »

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The Lord Giveth and the Landlord Taketh Away

There have been many songs written over the years which echo Georgist sentiments. Every once in awhile, a tune comes along of such quality, and that resonates so well with the times, that it is certain to be remembered forRead the Rest »

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Out(In!)sourcing and the Plastic Law of Wages

by Lindy Davies The December issue of Atlantic magazine offered two long articles on how and why manufacturing jobs are — amazingly — starting to come back to the United States. Perhaps they aren’t coming — yet! — in sufficientRead the Rest »

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Boom Bust: Economic Cycles are Land Cycles

This is an introductory slide show explanation of land’s role in the business cycle. Once started/open click arrows to see the slide show. Boom Bust on Prezi

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