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Where Did All The Workers Go?

Where Did All The Workers Go? Authored by Bret Swanson via The Brownstone Institute, In a November 30, 2022, speech on “Inflation and the Labor Market,” Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell blamed most of the 3.5 million estimated shortfall in the US labor force on premature retirements. He also blamed a large portion – between 280,000 and…

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‘Penetration Rates’ Across Global Dating Apps

‘Penetration Rates’ Across Global Dating Apps More and more people are looking for (and finding) a partner with the help of dating apps and platforms.  As Statista’s Katharina Buchholz details below, according to Statista’s Digital Market Insights, online dating providers are expected to have reached 441 million active users worldwide by the end of 2023. The…

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Take Your Foot off the Gas

In 1991, a year after his controversial firing as men’s basketball coach at North Carolina State University, Jim Valvano published a book titled They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead. It’s a great title. The past few weeks’ convergence of energy and environmental news reminded me of the irony of…

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Which Countries Are The Most Polarized?

Which Countries Are The Most Polarized? How do you measure something that’s made headlines for half a decade but is still difficult to quantify? We’re talking about polarization. As Visual Capitalist’s Nick Routley explains below, even within the social sciences, polarization covers everything from racial segregation, to labor skill levels, to class divide, to political ideology. How Do…