Casualties Of Trump’s Trade War Begin To Emerge

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By Lynda Bryant-Work Trade War casualties pile up … “As we learned after President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff at the     outset of the Great Depression, vibrant international trade is a key component to  economic recovery; hindering trade is a recipe for disaster.” -Asa Hutchinson Trump tariff casualties attributable to Donald Trump’s insistence on amping up the trade war he promised his voters, are beginning to surface as the economy bleeds jobs and prices begin rising. Industries that use steel and lumber are being hit with higher costs effecting…

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Don’t Want Immigrants Crossing The Border? Then Stop Buying Cheap Stuff

by Tony Wyman Can we be honest about immigration for a change? I know we want to blame the issue on politicians and business leaders, but they aren’t the real reason immigrants are coming to the United States.  You are. You, the consumer constantly demanding better goods and services at steadily declining costs, are the primary reason more low-skill immigrant laborers are coming to America.  You are creating a demand for them, a demand that grows year-after-year. And that is a good thing!  Because consumer demand for affordable goods is…

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Mr. Roboto is Stealing Your Job – Mechanization In Trucking And Coal Mining

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by Tony Wyman Automation vs. Truck Driving Humans According to the American Trucking Association, there are 3.5 million people driving trucks professionally in this country, earning anywhere from an average of $41,000 to $81,000 a year.  And robots are about to put those drivers out of a job. A recent story in the MIT Technology Review claimed self-driving long haul trucks will be common on highways in five to ten years, making the humans driving the big rigs obsolete.  Not only are self-driving trucks more efficient, able to drive long hours…

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Avoiding Fake Job Sites: Getting Your Resume In Front of the Right Person

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By Janice Barlow Many people have sometimes found themselves either out of work or unhappy with their current employment. So the job hunt begins. There are some advantages and disadvantages of today’s methodology of job seeking. In days gone by, a person could simply type up a resume, don their Sunday best, and physically take it to places where he or she wished to work. Fortunate people could even catch a busy manager for a few minutes and introduce themselves. That quick first impression could leave a lasting one, and…

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