Labor Market Back to Normal?

The Department Of Labor released its unemployment data last Thursday with the following status: "In the week ending August 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 348,000, a decrease of29,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when itwas 256,000." This... Continue Reading →

Our Ancestors Might Ask: What Was the Point?

This topic came about after I recently read an older Onion article, entitled "Last Male Heir to Bloodline Watches Movie Alone On Laptop". This hilariously absurd article by the champions of facety, details an evening in for an average single male who doesn't seem to have a particularly strong drive to meet a female and... Continue Reading →

Graph of the Day – Average Rent cost

The average rent for a one bedroom apartment in the U.S. in 2020 was $1098 a month. While there has been a large trend of Californians moving to Texas due to rent, there still exists a large affordability crisis. Unlike Europe, the U.S. does not have a land shortage. The exponential rent and land cost... Continue Reading →

The Age of the U.S.

Here is a chart depicting the median age of the citizen of each respective state: We shouldn't be surprised that Florida and Arizona have a darker blend. Maine and West Virginia are surprising in that we don't consider them retirement destinations. What this chart should do, is inform state representatives of their retirement obligations, as... Continue Reading →

How Do We Benefit From Infrastructure Spending?

This question should be asked in a way that doesn't diminish the political leanings and aspirations of the average American. I should ask more precisely, "does infrastructure spending benefit everyone, some more than others, or is vastly overstated in terms of its value?This is an important question within contemporary hyper-partisan politics where seemingly every facet... Continue Reading →

What Is An Online Troll?

The term "troll" has, like a great many descriptors of the modern online lexicon, has changed from its original meaning. Popular media from NBC to South Park has co-opted this moniker for a certain online presence. There is quite a bit of history behind this word which is interesting in its own right. The troll... Continue Reading →

What is a Fact?

There are political positions I take issue with because I don't agree with them politically. There are then political positions I take issue with because they are grounded on misrepresentation of the facts. If I were to say, for example, that I think Canadian Geese are a plague on society because they breathe fire and... Continue Reading →

The Public Health Policy Nightmare

Covid has integrated itself wholly among society since March. This thorough insinuation of every aspect of life has had a deeply personal impact for contact, transaction, and social reciprocity. The general public has a responsiblity, like during the 1918 pandemic, to perform certain acts to prevent the spread of the disease. The 1918 pandemic flu... Continue Reading →

Parler – Okay Fine Let’s Do this

Recently, Parler, the conservative alternative to Twitter/Facebook, has been garnering a lot of media attention. I'm going to sign up and investigate the site which is purportedly a bastion of free speech in which there are few rules. Source: Parler.com After myriad compliants that Facebook was censoring conservative political speech, republicans and Trump supporters organized... Continue Reading →

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