Power and Pantsuits

Today, some thoughts about pantsuits and power. One scholarly analysis of Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits concluded that they displayed her toughness. In a Harper’s Bazaar interview, Nancy Pelosi is asked…

Job Matters

Where do we work and how much do we earn? In the entire U.S., there are 2830 mathematicians, 3220 historians, and 225,450 fitness trainers and aerobic instructors. Employing 7.6 million, the largest o…

Visiting the Labor Market

We might need to adjust how we think about the labor market. Yes, we know that the unemployment rate for February was 8.9% and that 13.7 million people are jobless.  However, to encourage thought…

Unemployment Questions

Friday’s employment report had good news and bad news. There was considerably less unemployment and considerably less job creation. Moving from 9.4% to 9%, the unemployment rate decreased more t…

The Age of Women?

Told you are about to meet the CEO of a major corporation, do you imagine someone in a skirt? According to a recent Washington Post article, the answer from most people is “No”. To individ…

A Woman's Impact

In a Washington Post article with the heading, “‘Potty Parity’ hearing set for today,” I discovered that the U.S. Congress was working on a bill to increase the number of …

Unemployment History

With unemployment data scheduled for a Friday release, it might be helpful to place the numbers in perspective. The Dallas Fed has illustrated the following conclusions through a series of graphs comp…

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