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Unemployment Statistics Not a Simple Story

The most important financial asset for most working Americans is a career. Our careers represent skills that we, in effect, rent to companies or individuals in exchange for money—which constitutes employment. If no one is exchanging money with you for your skills or services, you are unemployed. According to information released by the Bureau of […]

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Relative Prosperity

You might have read that the U.S. investment markets are jittery on the news that Japan has experienced two consecutive quarters of economic decline—the official definition of a recession. But if you turn the news around, it offers us a reminder that, however much we complain about slow-growth recovery from 2008, Americans are actually part […]

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