Category Archives: Americans’ Confidence in the Economy

For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged in decades

On the face of it, these should be heady times for American workers. U.S. unemployment is as low as it’s been in nearly two decades (3.9% as of July) and the nation’s private-sector employers have been adding jobs for 101 … Continue reading

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Millennials face largest wealth gap in generations

A 2017 analysis by Credit Suisse suggests that millennials in several advanced economies are likely going to face the worst income inequality of any generation in recent memory.  Millennials are generally saddled with more student debt, less inherited money, and stricter mortgages than … Continue reading

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Most Americans think the government is monitoring their emails and phone calls

Seven-in-ten U.S. adults say it is at least somewhat likely that their own phone calls and emails are being monitored by the government, including 37% who believe that this type of surveillance is “very likely,” according to a Pew Research … Continue reading

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Does California make it too difficult to pass the bar? Wall Street Journal thinks so

In California, would-be lawyers have to receive a score of 144 on the multistate portion of the bar exam to pass. That’s a higher threshold than in every other state except Delaware. Law schools in California say the state’s so-called … Continue reading

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South Orange County caregiver networking is booming

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Sixer of Corona beer increases $1.90 due to Trump import tax

The 20% import tarrif on all Mexican made products entering the United States will increase the price of a six-pack of Corona from $9.50 to $11.40.

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Moving on emotionally after the Recession ends

THEY SHAMED US May 26, 2011: When our house went under water, when we lost the equity in our home, we couldn’t sleep. We could never sleep again so long as we owned an underwater house. Like a functioning addict, … Continue reading

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County's complexity captures community concern

January 19, 2017  Americans are awaiting the most wonderful shake-up, concurrently with chaos and ruin. Surveys show that business confidence has soared. A boom in domestic spending should follow which, combined with investment in infrastructure and a programme of deregulation, … Continue reading

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AMERICANS ARE HAPPIER IN 2017

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World Social and Economic Trends 2015

A new report from the World Economic Forum ranks the 10 most important global trends, based on a poll of 1,592 leaders from academia, business, government, and non-profits. Here are some data points that compare and contrast the public’s views around the … Continue reading

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