Guess who’s coming to lunch?

The phone call was brief: "I have a special guest to speak to my employees at lunch today. Can you come over and take a photo for the newspaper? Normally, I would have thought about it. As sole editor, reporter, photographer and compositor, my time was limited and it was deadline that day at 4 … Continue reading Guess who’s coming to lunch?

That 25% U.S.A. import tariff on all pickups and fancy SUVs costs you big money, because it stops foreign competition

Yet another truck ad? We just had one - only five minutes ago. Do you ever wonder why American auto manufacturers rarely run tv ads for passenger cars, yet flood us with massive commercial schedules for pickups and big SUVs? Follow the money. For American vehicle manufacturers, the money is in pickups and other so-called … Continue reading That 25% U.S.A. import tariff on all pickups and fancy SUVs costs you big money, because it stops foreign competition

Employers are getting richer by hiring workers under the table. Politicians fall for the tired scam of “jobs Americans won’t do.”

It was a morning air flight last month in Philadelphia, and I was moving through security at the TSA Pre® line, when the alarm sounded. Pulled aside, I was told to send my wallet and glasses through a conveyor. I couldn't reach the belt from where I stood, so I asked the TSA agent nearby … Continue reading Employers are getting richer by hiring workers under the table. Politicians fall for the tired scam of “jobs Americans won’t do.”

China’s companies win the race for producing employment giants, dwarfing American firms like GM, Apple or Exxon

When you don't count Walmart, the largest employers in the world, are in China, not the United States. And the biggest firms in China are industrial and manufacturing companies, not a low-wage retailer China National Petroleum (1,636,532), China State Grid (913,546), Foxconn (803,126) and Sninopec (667,799) together employ 4,021,003 workers. Foxconn is well known in … Continue reading China’s companies win the race for producing employment giants, dwarfing American firms like GM, Apple or Exxon