New Normal: Smaller Workforce & Low Pay

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The unemployment rate fell from 5.5% to 5.3%, but the reasons for the drop should are nothing to cheer about. The job market is weak and the reasons are frightening. According to the New York Times, “The unemployment rate didn’t fall in June because more people were hired. The rate fell solely because the number

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The reports were sparked by a throwaway comment by MIT network scientist Cesar Hidalgo on Facebook. He joked: ‘This is probably a Facebook experiment!’ ‘The question is, how long will it take for people to change their profile pictures back to normal.’ Read More Here

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How does this make any sense? Governor Jerry Brown is telling everyone to rip out their lawns, to conserve water and to do their part in this historic drought. While the message from our State officials is clear, what isn’t clear is that another state agency, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to plant 1 million

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With each marijuana plant using 6 gallons of water per day and these farms illegally diverting water, local streams and rivers are running dry according to report published in Scientific American, [A]n estimated 50,000 small pot farms. In the last decade, under the auspices of Proposition 215, which legalized marijuana for medical use, there has been

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A new study from TiVo suggests that 92% of 12,500 TiVo subscribers engaged in the practice of binge-watching – which is defined as, consuming three or more episode of a single show in one sitting- 53% said they binge alone. Some of the most binged shows are “House of Cards” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which by

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Major kudos to Governor Brown, who signed the bill into law yesterday, and to all those who voted for the measure in both houses. For moderates, the significance of SB 277 is even bigger than the actual policy contained within the new law. It is a triumph over the hue and cry of a sincere,

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