Day: December 20, 2017

The Skilled Labor Shortage: Cause and Solutions

By Sam Costanzo The labor shortage in general construction and such skilled trades as plumbing, HVAC, and electrical work has been well-documented throughout the country, with older generations of skilled tradesmen entering retirement much faster than they can be replaced. According to a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, some 70 percent of …

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Language Log: Political Correctness and the Use/Mention Distinction

The distinction between use and mention is too often ignored and worth a detailed look. Language Log has an excellent article on the topic that begins with this. Professor Donald Hindley was recently found guilty of racial harassment by Brandeis University for statements that he made in his Fall 2007 Latin American Studies course. The …

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How Will NH Democrats React to this News: November Revenue Doubles State Surplus

I’m curious how the Democrat Drama Queens (and I mean that with the utmost respect) will take the latest fiscal news for the Great State of New Hampshire? Revenues from November have doubled the state’s surplus, according to the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI). That means those awful, horrible, anti-(insert random noun) Republican business tax …

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