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Redefining Work

Is technology a net creator or destroyer of jobs? The question is as old as the Industrial Revolution, when workers in mills found themselves put out of work by large industrial looms. 1,050 more words

People & Culture

The Ongoing Quest for the Missing Birth Certificate 

Social Security caseworker left me a message saying my “document” (birth certificate) is available at their office in the dreaded federal building for me to pick up. 209 more words

Mental Health

Lifting cap on tuition? Prentice says students will feel squeeze of low oil

CALGARY – Premier Jim Prentice says all Albertans will feel the squeeze from low energy prices and that includes students.

Prentice was asked Thursday if the government intended to lift a cap on college and university tuitions. 96 more words


Privatization and comparative advantage

This is a great story on a part of Washington’s economy: The boutique booze boom in Washington. It begins by talking about Westland Distillery’s Emerson Lamb: 426 more words


Daily Quote

“Be the designer of your own destiny.” -Oscar De La Renta


How economic diversity evolved in Dallas and Fort Worth - the story of maturing markets.

As industries expand and retrench, markets evolve. Economic diversity is valuable because it cushions the volatility that can come from relying on a single industry (think Pittsburgh and steel in the 1970s). 53 more words