According to the household survey (on which the unemployment rate is based) the economy added a healthy 170,000 jobs. However, a whopping 446,000 of those jobs were part-time jobs. Simply put, the economy shed 276,000 full-time jobs.
According to a major study carried out by a New Zealand university over a period of more than 20 years, “Children who watch excessive amounts of television are more likely to have criminal convictions and show aggressive personality traits as adults.” Is that really a surprise?
Everyone can imagine the horror of a madman shooting up an elementary school, especially the horror of losing your six-year-old in the melee.
I realize the media has the ability to sway elections and rev up a stock market rally, but that can set us up for letdowns down the road. More importantly, it creates a world where mediocrity is celebrated to the detriment of true achievement.