skilled workers

Political order & decay

The day we saw that Boeing had died

In 2014 we saw that Boeing’s execs were tearing down that great company. Sadly, we did nothing.

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Immigration

Update about immigration: a hot issue in 2016, forgotten in 2017

Summary: Immigration was a major issue of the 2016 election, to the discomfort of America’s ruling elites. Afterwards it was displaced by issues more important to them, such as stripping healthcare from millions and cutting taxes for the rich. It exists today in the media mostly in emotional “human interest” stories about “dreamers” (such labels …

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Corporate journalsim

The airlines’ crippling pilot shortage: another bogus “skills” crisis

Summary: Our major media tell the news from the perspective of the 1%, no matter how bogus. For example, in stories about “skills shortages” we see the New America in which employers refuse to pay market-based salaries. They assume that the reserve army of the unemployed — refreshed by immigration — will keep wages down. …

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The shortage of STEM workers: another bogus crisis crafted to benefit the 1%.

Summary: Another day, another astonishing bogus crisis (the STEM shortage) in which well-meaning Americans labor against their own interests to further enrich the 1%. The true nuggets of insight in the news media reveal so much, but accomplish nothing unless they spark action. “Big industry constantly requires a reserve army of unemployed workers for times …

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Do we have a shortage of workers, or just cheap employers? Part two of two.

Summary:  So much of our consensus thinking results from full-spectrum propaganda from well-paid shills working for our ruling elites, well-funded institutions of disinformation and propaganda. This is one reason why we’re losing, and the Republic dying. Here we examine one issue of importance, important both by itself and as an example of a larger phenomenon:  …

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