“How would an accident in my life suddenly make me believe in your imaginary friend?
How could this possibly work? I randomly choose a religion and god to "believe" in suddenly?”
Koderboy on Jul 4, 2013 at 03:00:09
“Shut up dude. Do you really have to take things so seriously? When someone emphasizes an emotion, do you have to quip that one cannot actually feel love in their heart? You're as bad as those people that feel the need to proselytize their faith to anyone who does not believe in "the truth."”
“I'm confused. There is a slow growth in the number of jobs, yet this --> "an expected dramatic slowdown in immigration is going to limit the number of people who are involved in the labor force" - also negatively affects employment?
I would think that fewer people immigrating to the USA would mean less competition for (tech?) jobs and make it slightly easier to fill positions? ie, reduce the unemployment rate (or slow it down).
Someone care to rationally explain what seems to be a contradiction?”
99er2049er on Jun 9, 2013 at 13:12:59
“Our labor rate is getting so low that China is now slowing down on taking our labor away from us and beginning to look into outsourcing more labor to us. We are like the 3rd world country for the world. Bangladesh here we come. USA USA USA”
billw8017 on Jun 9, 2013 at 02:22:04
“The migrants increase consumption and, thereby, require more jobs. That is, they fill existing jobs but by increasing a need for jobs well beyond the jobs they fill. Anyway, that is the "contradiction" that you noticed. Nice catch. Most people simply don't understand this.
One interesting thing that has been happening is that a greater share of potential workers are now working. During the relative prosperity of the 50-60s, we had more kids and more stay at home spouses. Productivity has more than doubled since those years. If earnings were as equitably shared today as then, we would be paid twice so much OR could earn the same amount in half the time.
Now, we can dismiss arguments that American labor is too expensive and wasteful to compete on world markets. Either Americans earn their way or, ultimately, we must do without. The foreigners can be ever so efficient and stop producing for us simply because we produce nothing to trade with them. Imbalances are cultural and transitory.
So, we labor basically according to how we want to do it. I am thinking about the role of leisure and the good life. This should be our fundamental concern.”
ZeraLee on Jun 9, 2013 at 01:42:13
“He's saying that between retirements and fewer immigrants, the size of the workforce relative to the size of the population is going to float at historically low levels.
He also says that job losses for a smaller workforce will have a greater economic impact than the same losses would for a larger workforce. - It would take fewer job losses to drive up the unemployment rate.
At least that is what I got out of it.”
fisch123 on Jun 9, 2013 at 00:40:03
“Your confusion is understandable. The person who wrote this story clearly does not understand what the study was about. The headline isn't at all relevant, which isn't unusual at HuffP. The person who wrote this story also didn't have the ability to connect the dots and do a little basic thinking about what this all meant. On the other hand your thinking hit the mark.”
“... or like I did recently, inadvertently opened my car windows and sunroof during a thunderstorm when the keys in my pocket accidentally pressed against something. (Probably my cellphone.) So this wonderful "feature" allowed about an inch of rain into my car. I wasn't happy.”
The USA has debt that is spiralling out of control .... most of it owned by China and Arab States. So we are crippling ourselves and getting ourselves in debt to people who are NOT our friends ... and giving money to countries that are not our friends?
How does this even make sense?
Or are my take on this too simplistic? (And if it is, please rationally explain to me.)”