Is the situation in Greece going to happen in the United States?
A recent article on CNN.com explained how Greece has had to take a austerity policy in order to secure another $17 billion in a country wide economic bailout.
You might be asking yourself what an austerity policy is? Simply put, it is a economic policy in which spending is reduced, benefits are reduced/eliminated, and public services are reduced/eliminated. This is a very large problem in Greece because they have a nationwide health care system set up so this will essentially eliminate health care for many people in the country. Continue reading “Is the situation in Greece going to happen in the United States?” »
Does a creative resume work?
Imagine this: You go to work everyday and go to an online database to see hundreds of thousands of resumes. You type a few keywords/location parameters into a database and you are able to narrow it down to 50 resumes. Of those 50 resumes, 48 of them are in black and white font with a very similar format. Two of them are unique in that they have a special logo or some other small graphic on them to try to “stand out”. Continue reading “Does a creative resume work?” »
Another week of unemployment means another week of Friday Funnies! But before we move into it, here is a summary of what we talked about this week:
Motivational Monday: We had some technical problems with out Article on Monday and never actually posted this. We will be continuing Motivational Mondays next week.
Tuesday: The article on Tuesday was focused on “How long will unemployment last?” Unfortunately, this article points out that according to recent data we won’t see any true recovery cross multiple states for a few more years. Continue reading “Friday Funnies 6-24-2011” »
Can legalizing marijuana help the economy?
With our countries deficit at an all time “high” (no pun intended), the unemployment rate hovering around 10%, and housing prices dwindling, one has to wonder if the idea of legalizing marijuana is a real possible solution to help the economy.
A recent bill endorsed by Ron Paul and Barney Frank is being considered to do the following:
“The bill would allow the Feds to continue enforcing cross-border or inter-state smuggling, but states would set their own laws, and people could grow and sell marijuana in places that choose to make it legal.” (CNN.com, 2011) Continue reading “Can legalizing marijuana help the economy?” »