Category Archives: Retraining

Continuing Education

It seems to me…. “Community colleges provide higher education where people live, helping to build strong ladders of opportunity that allow people to secure a foothold in the middle class.” ~ Thomas Perez[1]. Our current education model with formal education … Continue reading

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Potential Employment Changes

It seems to me…. “I see three forces militating in favor of growing inequality: increasing measurement of worker value added, automation through smart software, and globalization.” ~ Tyler Cowen[1]. There is considerable evidence that technological advancement is eliminating job categories, … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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Education’s Financial Benefit

It seems to me…. “It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student has no source of funds to pay that tuition.” ~ James E. Rogers[1]. Today, in 2016, a college degree is equivalent to what a high … Continue reading

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Employment: Raising The Bar

It seems to me… “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”  ~ Stewart Brand. Technology, similar to the Sword of Damocles, though beneficial, also has disputed, unintended, and … Continue reading

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Unemployment Recovery

It seems to me… The job creation process is broken – and we have both political parties to blame for it.  Each party is interested primarily in protecting their voter electorate base and campaign donor source rather than enacting legislation … Continue reading

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Economic Recovery

It seems to me… The reality is that our economy has recovered to prerecession levels.  The continuing problem – and part of the new reality – is employment prospects have changed forever.  Politicians are being dishonest in their refusal to publicly … Continue reading

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