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  • Whatever shall we do?

    According to a report in the Wall Street Journal*, nearly 5 million Americans are in default on their student loans. Nearly 5 million Americans are in default on their federal student loan payments, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. That’s nearly double the number of Americans… Read More ›

  • From the Bureau of Lying Statistics

    Yesterday (December 8, 2017) the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employment Situation Summary for November 2017.  The BLS reported that Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 228,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the… Read More ›

  • Christmas is missing something

    I hate Christmas. I didn’t always feel this way.  Growing up, Christmas meant getting together with family and friends, presents, midnight mass, presents, snow, presents, candy and cookies, and presents*.  Christmas was also something that you didn’t think much about… Read More ›

  • Ladies, no one cares about your careers

    The following graphic shows the traits that society values in men and women: Looking at the percentages, we see that society values traits in men that are related to hard work and economic success.  Dishonest and/or immoral people don’t do… Read More ›

  • How to solve the student loan crisis

    Americans owe over $1.45 trillion in student loan debt.  This debt is keeping young people from buying a house, getting married, and having children.  Student loan debt is also affecting their relationship with their parents. In addition, one in every… Read More ›

  • Now we know what FBS stands for

    The College Football Playoff Committee has chosen its top 4 teams. These are the teams that will play for the “national championship” in the NCAA College Football Playoff.  Let’s forget for a moment that the CFP committee is essentially a… Read More ›

  • Another one bites the dust

    The Whiskey Junction bar in Minneapolis has closed. The culprit: the $15/hour minimum wage. Whiskey Junction is dead, and the Cedar Avenue bar’s owners have fingered Minneapolis’ minimum wage increase as the murderer.  In a Facebook post yesterday, owners Tom O’Shea… Read More ›