BATTLING THE UNEMPLOYMENT CATCH-22

Some interesting things are happening in the job market and the economy.  Although job growth has been slowly picking up across the economy, and although the short-term unemployment rate is approaching normal, the long-term unemployed are finding life increasingly difficult.  … Continue reading

MADE IN JAPAN—WE THOUGHT

Business globalization’s irreversibility continues to amaze and sometimes, confuse.  The international automobile market is a prime illustration.  Andy Sharp reports on it in Bloomberg Businessweek (“Japan’s Hottest New Export Market: Japan” 9/17/12–9/23/12, pp. 15–16): “At the Shibaura Chuo auto showroom … Continue reading