Presumably we’re all clear by now that whatever the sequester may be about, it’s not about spending cuts. Even with the sequester in full swing, federal spending is still increasing. This year’s federal budget will still be larger than last year’s:
Recognizing the rights of people with disabilities is clearly the right thing to do. But the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is just as clearly the wrong way to do it.
On his 81st birthday, employees at Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods in Milwaukie, Oregon, threw a party for their boss, company founder and president Bob Moore. But it was the employees who got the present.
Moore surprised his 209 employees two years ago by announcing that he was giving them the company. He signed papers that day turning over almost a third of the company to them, and laid out plans to gradually hand over the rest through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).
What’s the big deal about Black Friday creep? If you don’t like Black Friday, don’t shop, right?
Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that.
More and more retail sales employees are being forced to work on Thanksgiving. Walmart, which employs 1.4 million people in the U.S., opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving this year. Target (365,000 employees) opened at 9. Sears (291,000 employees) opened, like Walmart, at 8.
Well, well, what do you know? After all those years of horrific doomsday warnings about overpopulation, we’ve been successful in dramatically lowering our fertility rate. But it turns out that “successful” might not be quite the right word. Brace yourself for the coming Demographic Winter.