Press Release \ Job Quality Instant Report: Job Creation and Job Quality are up in November

Job Quality Instant Report: Job Creation and Job Quality are up in November Total non-farm payroll employment rose by 266,000 jobs in November, substantially above the median market expectation of 185,000. Within the private sector, goods-producing employment (mining and logging, construction, and manufacturing) increased by 48,000 jobs, while the service-providing sector created 206,000 new jobs.…

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Why Is Trump a Tariff Man?

Editor’s Note: Really bad piece by Krugman defending the good old days of globalist free trade and offshoring. “This system worked well for many years.” No remorse for loss of important industries that we invented. Or job quality erosion. It’s all about the power — and the cronyism. [Paul Krugman | December 5, 2019 | NY…

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Are Cheap Imports Making Cheap Americans?

Editor’s note: Curtis Ellis makes a fundamental point. Trade policy should be about building investment in production as well as employment. The cheap consumer goods pursuit is the wrong path to national greatness, as the Asian economies have shown us. It’s well past time to ask whether procuring cheap imported consumer goods should be the…

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I-BAND holds annual meeting

Editors note: Brian O’Shaughnessy, CPA Vice Chairman, recently was keynote speaker at a North Dakota Cattle association conference . On Nov. 15-16, the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota (I-BAND) held its 14th annual meeting at the Ramada Wyndam in Bismarck. Dozens of cattle producers from across North Dakota and surrounding states participated in a…

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