Monday, June 11, 2012

First Day

Today is the first day of the rest of my life

What will I do and who will I be

When will I remember everything I have done

One part of a great mystery I do not understand

I am happy sometimes a little lost

Other times completely utterly confused about meaning

Giving up fighting how I live without compromising

Ideals thoughts feelings inspire me to keep going

Poets artists dreamers remind us that there is always something more

Beyond what is more being giving up illusions and desire

What I am or will be certainty and uncertainty

Relative to my world beauty and truth mix into one reality

Why I accept separateness I do not know anything

Except I am alive thinking and feeling

Soul understands more than self hope will

Guidance from within focus a conscious light

I love everyone and need their help and company



Sunday, June 3, 2012

‘Missing workers’ mean the unemployment rate is understating weakness in the job market | Economic Policy Institute

As the figure shows, the share of employed workers 25-54 plunged dramatically from the start of the Great Recession through the fourth quarter of 2009, and then, for nearly two years, essentially bumped around at the bottom of that extremely deep hole. Since the fall of last year, the ratio has just begun to show signs of improvement.

This means that the improvement in the unemployment rate, from 10.0 percent in Oct. 2009 to 8.1 percent in April 2012, has largely been due to people dropping out of, or not entering, the labor force—not to a larger share of potential workers finding work. This also means that while expansionary policies to generate demand are urgently needed and will help spur job growth, they may also generate upward pressure on the unemployment rate as these missing workers begin to enter or reenter the labor market. That kind of upward pressure on the unemployment rate would be a positive sign.

Friday, June 1, 2012