CAPS Blog - Gene Nelson, Ph.d.

Why Baby Boomers Can't Give Up the Jobs They Are Holding

My post today is inspired by the elite commentary, “The Right Way to Ask Boomers to Retire / How ‘Polite’ Millennials Can Convince a Generation of Workaholics to Give Up Their Jobs,” by Mike Hais and Morley Winograd (September 29, 2014, Zocalo Public Square). I’ve included my two comments to the article and the author response. My post then follows. Nelson: At the bottom of the 6th paragraph...

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How the Sierra Club Was Hijacked by Open Borders Radicals

  To explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. To practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives. – Sierra Club mission statement With the Sierra Club's advocacy for “open borders” procured by...

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Shortage of STEM Workers: A Myth

Around the world, employer interests long ago determined that an inexpensive way to attract trusting young people into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields is to falsely claim that there is a “looming shortage” of scientists and engineers. Such a public relations approach is far less expensive to employers than raising salaries or improving working...

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Categories: jobs Tags: STEM, jobs, High Tech Jobs

Labor Force Participation Rate at Lowest Level in 35 Years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released August employment numbers on Friday. While the reported unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent, the lowest in nearly five years, it fell because more Americans stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed, as one media outlet reported the story. Striking too is that the labor force participation rate (LFPR) is at its lowest...

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Categories: jobs Tags: labor, unemployment