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Trend in labor market fluidity across the U.S., 1980-2013

Planet Money

Planet Money is a blog for the National Public Radio that produces radio stories for NPR shows and a twice weekly podcast. While it may sound boring, they make economics, finance and business interesting and relatable.

Obama’s ex-girlfriends from his New York years share stories, letters in new biography

Barack Obama in New York City during the early 1980s, while he was attending Columbia University. (Anonymous/Associated Press)

FORBES: APOCALYPSE SOON: THE U.S. DOLLAR'S GRIM FUTURE -- AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR IT -- The U.S. dollar’s predicament can be summed up in three observations: 1.The U.S. balance of payments deficits have multiplied three-fold since the 1980s, and now typically run between 3 and 6 percent of GDP. 2.Manufacturing’s share of GDP is down to 11 percent. 3.Services do little exporting. [...] 07/15

“Wolf of Wall Street” syndrome: The dangerous individualism of the neoliberal soul

Jordan Belfort isn't alone: An entire generation of workers lack the imagination to think about collective action“Wolf of Wall Street” syndrome: The dangerous individualism of the neoliberal soul

Profits Just Hit Another All-Time High, Wages Just Hit Another All-Time Low