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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Nest Full of Freeloaders

 

shutterstock_133642829If you’ve got a son or daughter who just graduated from college, this may not be news to you. From CNBC:

Half of recent graduates ages 23 to 26 rely on financial support from their families to meet their current needs, according to new data from the Arizona Pathways to Life Success study.

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I hire people for well-paying jobs. These are jobs that require college degrees, preferably advanced ones. Naturally the first place I look is Harvard, Stanford, Yale, etc., right? Wrong. I am more interested in skill-set, experience, and personality than alma mater. Preview Open

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Hope of the Poor? Business — Peter Robinson

 

From an address that the theologian and philosopher Michael Novak delivered this past January at an event marking the first anniversary of the business school at Catholic University (I’m late coming to these remarks, but they’re so splendid I’m determined to post them all the same):

The business vocation is the main support of the multitude of institutions of civil society – the main support of private universities, cancer clinics, soup kitchens, symphonies, hospitals for the poor, sports activities both in neighborhoods and in major cities, service organizations such as Lions Clubs, the Rotary, Kiwanis, the Elks, the support of religious activities without number. Without business corporations, there would be no great power standing between associations of citizens and the Leviathan of the administrative state. Without business, there would be only a very weak private sector indeed….

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There’s an idea that we have a changing marketplace; that the pace of technology means that the work world is actively reinventing itself and there’s no telling what jobs will be available ten years from now. This is mostly true. There’s a tendency to discuss this as an education problem; what colleges should be teaching, […]

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The number of folks employed in January, according to the BLS, was some 145,224,000. The number employed in February was 145,266,000, an increase of some 42,000. That’s a small number, but at least it’s an increase, so that’s good, right? The average work week for February was 34.2 hours, down from 34.3 hours per week […]

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