Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Economy Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Economic Scene ByEduardo Porter May 15, 2018 There’s something almost eerie about the unwavering nature of the Republican system of belief. The nationalists who propelled President Trump into office may appear locked in an existential battle with the party’s pro-trade globalists. In truth, the Republican Party is still driven by the two propositions that have guided it for decades: cutting government aid will free poor Americans to shake dependency and get ahead, and cutting taxes on the well-to-do will bring prosperity to all. In December, Republicans dusted off the old trickle-down slogans to justify a nearly $2 trillion tax cut, blithely ignoring a virtual consensus among economists and glossing over a 40-year body of evidence that the only people who benefit from tax cuts for the rich are, well, the rich. … [Read more...] about G.O.P. Insists Making Poor People Work Lifts Them Up. Where’s the Proof?
By TIME Staff 11:07 PM EDT “This is about the countless girls, women, boys, men, and elders all over Kenya and Africa who dare today are working to bring female genital mutilation and child marriage to an end,” said TIME 100 honoree and Kenyan women’s rights activist Nice Nailantei Leng’ete during the TIME 100 Gala Tuesday night. Read Nice Nailantei Leng’ete’s full remarks below: SPONSORED FINANCIAL CONTENT You May Like … [Read more...] about TIME 100’s Nice Nailantei Leng’ete Honors the People Working to End Female Genital Mutilation
close Video US employers added 103,000 jobs in March Unemployment rate remains at 4.1 percent for March. Pete Ricketts has said his parents taught him a simple truth: Every job is important, so whatever you do, be the best you can be at it. As governor of Nebraska, Ricketts is living that lesson by setting a standard for governors around the country with policies that make it easier for Nebraskans to get back to work. Under Ricketts’ leadership, Nebraska has made giant strides in removing barriers to work and entrepreneurship. He’s made it easier for more people to find jobs, and he’s made it easier for businesses to create lots of good jobs. The results have been undeniable – Forbes recently ranked the state as the fourth-best place to do business. Why should you care about this if you don’t live in Nebraska? Because Ricketts’ success in Nebraska can serve as a roadmap that other states can follow to get people working by moving … [Read more...] about Want jobs? Nebraska reforms have more people working, fewer on welfare and food stamps
(MoneyWatch) Should you work on vacation? According to a survey by software maker Pertino, 59 percent of Americans work while on vacation. They're checking emails or perhaps doing the occasional conference calls, often using unsecure and unsanctioned access to documents. Is this good for anyone? Those in favor of staying plugged in argue that they relax better knowing that everything is OK on the work front. An hour of email a day buys them 23 hours of calm, they say. I understand this approach. My attitude to email is often a negative one -- I just want to know there's nothing I have to deal with. But I also think that imaginatively, creatively and socially, it's better to switch off completely. Should you unplug while on vacation? Put the right info in your vacation email message When it comes to vacations, the U.S. stinks By this, I don't mean adopting the fashionable "off the grid" vacation. It strikes me as pretty pathetic that you have to buy your way into some exclusive … [Read more...] about Survey: Most people work while on vacation
CHICAGO Can't get rid of that paunch? A Chicago-area gym suggests working out with your pooch. K9 Fit Club offers bow wow boot camps and other classes for people and their puppies to exercise together in Chicago and nearby Hinsdale, Ill. The fitness center opened last year after founder Tricia Montgomery exercised with her dog and lost 130 pounds. Montgomery says her late basset hound, named Louie, lost 22 percent of his body weight. Fans of the gym say classes are beneficial to both man and man's best friend. Montgomery says dogs struggle with the same weight issues that people face, including heart problems and diabetes. People who work out at K9 Fit Club say exercising with their dogs keeps them motivated. Classes cost about $20. Watch the video here: … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Chicago gym lets people work out with their pets
A decade ago, Mike Berry couldn’t fathom having 50,000 people working in the AllianceTexas development in the north Fort Worth area. The first shops at Alliance Town Center were opening. E-commerce was in its infancy so fulfillment centers hadn’t yet entered the lexicon. And no one would have guessed a social media giant called Facebook would build a $1 billion data center. Or that an online shopping business — Amazon — would open shop. “It would have sounded like a big number to me,” said Berry, president of Hillwood. “Now we’re almost there. I look at the potential for the future that we have to grow and it’s pretty exciting.” Now Alliance Town Center, at Interstate 35W and Heritage Trace Parkway, is bustling with shopping activity, Amazon and Walmart.com have built fulfillment centers totaling 4 million square feet and Facebook’s data center could ultimately be 2.5 million square feet. With the growth has come traffic … [Read more...] about Why’s I-35W so crowded? Maybe because 50,000 people work in Alliance corridor
As Metro’s bus ridership continues to wane, General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld is pushing a drastic idea: Blow up the system and start from scratch. It’s an approach that has been taken around the country by other transit agencies facing similar declines in ridership — specifically Houston, which garnered headlines two years ago when it rolled out a completely reconstituted system over the course of one chaotic week. And it’s a strategy that is being pushed by the Washington region’s leaders, eager to see Metro seize opportunities to save money and “right-size” service — essentially, to eliminate buses that consistently fail to run at capacity. A bus network overhaul was among the ideas recommended by former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood in his recently released report on how to fix Metro’s structural and financial problems. [LaHood report on Metro urges dedicated funding, bus fare hike, trim in pension costs] … [Read more...] about Metro is mulling a major redesign of the bus system. But first, officials need to figure out why people aren’t riding.
Áine Cain, provided by Published 9:13 am, Saturday, December 30, 2017 WOCinTech Chat/Flickr • US President Donald Trump has signed tax reform into law. • Career site Zippia broke down how the final tax bill could affect take-home pay in 2018 for people in various occupations. • Business Insider looked into how the tax bill would affect people working in a range of tech-related jobs. US President Donald Trump has signed the GOP's huge tax reform effort into law, despite harsh criticisms of the plan from the public and experts. Business Insider's Lauren Lyons Cole reported that while take-home pay is set to rise under the tax reform plan, most Americans won't see a ton of extra cash in their pockets. But how much you save also depends on how much you currently earn. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Well-known San Antonio cook gunned down on his front porch, suspect at large mysa Man found dead in rollover wreck at busy S.A. … [Read more...] about Here’s what Trump’s tax plan means for people working in tech making between $43,000 and $145,000 a year
The boss is coming on to you. Your co-worker won't take no for an answer when it comes to drinks after work. And why is it that your supervisor can't seem to pass you in the corridor without brushing against you? Every day is a fresh headline. Sen. Al Franken. Comedian Louis C.K. Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore. Those are the high-profile cases, but what should you do if the harassment is happening to you? Maya Raghu, director of workplace equality and senior counsel at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, has this advice: As soon as you have an inkling that what you are experiencing may be harassment, start documenting incidents. Write a memo to yourself, with dates, times, and descriptions of what happened. Were there any witnesses? Make a note of them. Save hard copies of e-mails, texts and tweets. Transcribe voice mails and date them. Don't go it alone. "So many people are suffering in silence, and that's a lot to carry around," Raghu said. Before you decide to … [Read more...] about What to do if you’re harassed at work
There is no longer any doubt that downtown Allentown is indeed experiencing a renaissance. There is also someone at the center of all this innovation and creativity whose work has forever changed the way people interact inside its structures. That person is Jane Heft, director of project design for City Center Investment Corp., and her groundbreaking design is changing the way people live, work, and play in downtown Allentown.After six years and eight buildings completed, one currently under construction, and two more office buildings and three apartment complexes in the planning stage, even the diehard naysayers have finally softened their cynicism. While it takes a multitude of talented people working together to make it all happen, Heft and her desire to create the connective tissue of urban planning and design is leading the innovative charge.“Growing up I was always a bit of a tomboy – I would build things out of wooden blocks, Legos or Lincoln Logs. I looked at … [Read more...] about Creativity Works: Design plays major role in Allentown’s renaissance