Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

As American society increasingly self-sorts itself into political tribes, there's a growing and noteworthy exception to that trend: the labor market. A rising share of job growth is going to people who were not in the labor force. This climate forces employers to set aside historical practices and biases that may have excluded certain types of people from jobs. Political attitudes often follow the economy's lead, raising the possibility that some ossified biases in U.S. culture could be the next to bend.

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"Employers are also casting a wider net by taking a chance on teenagers for jobs that typically have gone to adults, or by looking past criminal records for applicants.

A tighter labor market means all of a sudden drug testing might not be mandatory for many jobs in which off-hours recreational drug use is irrelevant.

A labor shortage in the male-dominated construction industry can lead to recruiting efforts for women. The gap between the black unemployment rate and the overall unemployment rate has fallen to a record low this year, implying some improvement in employment racial equality."

Perhaps if the fear-mongered xenphobes would quit kicking people offa their lawns and back across the border, we could keep the economy growing... despite a labor shortage and record low birth rates.

But hey, what's more important, a growing economy or angry white Trump voters afraid of losing their majority status?

Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds

www.nytimes.com

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-10 05:48 PM | Reply

The immigrants who were helping our economy are being thrown in prisons and having their children kidnapped to appease fearful white folks and angry black folks. (Like Nulli and Boaz)

No one is going to do the work immigrants are doing.

America's collapse is going to be due to Republican hubris.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-10 06:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Thread title is in error as it is a shortage of qualified people, and a bunch of Spanish speaking ill educated people streaming over the border will not rectify the shortage.

#3 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-07-10 08:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Thread title is in error as it is a shortage of qualified people, and a bunch of Spanish speaking ill educated people streaming over the border will not rectify the shortage.

#3 | POSTED BY comrade MSGT

Neither will your racism, so there is that!

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-07-10 08:45 PM | Reply

There is no job that you can do that they can't MSGT

#5 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-07-10 09:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#3

Just making shi... er, crap up.

POSTED BY MSGT AT 2018-07-10 08:33 PM | REPLY | FLAGGED NEWSWORTHY BY NULLIFIDIAN flagging made up crap

"These standards now being relaxed were built up over years, accelerated by the mass unemployment brought about by the great recession."

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-10 09:15 PM | Reply

Thread title is in error as it is a shortage of qualified people, and a bunch of Spanish speaking ill educated people streaming over the border will not rectify the shortage.

#3 | POSTED BY MSGT AT 2018-07-10 08:33 PM | FLAG: PIG SPEAK

You mean like the Euro trash that came here and slaughtered the native population?

Screw yourself Msgt youuseless filthy scum. Pig brains like you are why we haven't one a war since 1945 You're on the wrong side of history.

#7 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-07-10 09:16 PM | Reply

"we haven't one a war since 1945"

Invading Grenada doesn't count?
Bummer.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-10 09:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

MSGT has found his bogeyman for yet another complex issue.

Whew.

Now he can rest his brain for another day.

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2018-07-10 10:14 PM | Reply

Illegal Aliens steal Teenage Summer Jobs

www.breitbart.com

Build the Wall - Deport Them ALL

#10 | Posted by Pegasus at 2018-07-10 10:15 PM | Reply

How the Democratic Party is destroying Summer Jobs for Teens

The evidence indicates that immigration accounts for a significant share of the decline in teen labor force participation. The decline in teen work is worrisome because research shows that those who do not hold jobs as teenagers often fail to develop the work habits necessary to function in the labor market, creating significant negative consequences for them later in life.

Climb on-board the Democratic Welfare Train.... all aboard...

cis.org

#11 | Posted by Pegasus at 2018-07-10 10:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

cis.org

Founded in 1985 by John Tanton, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has gone on to become the go-to think tank for the anti-immigrant movement with its reports and staffers often cited by media and anti-immigrant politicians.

CIS's much-touted tagline is "low immigration, pro-immigrant," but the organization has a decades-long history of circulating racist writers, while also associating with white nationalists.

www.splcenter.org

Bias: Extreme Right, Hate Group

mediabiasfactcheck.com

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-10 10:54 PM | Reply

breitbart.com and CIS, lmao

Talk about your GIGO

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-10 10:55 PM | Reply

--www.splcenter.org

Discredited ultra-leftist group that has had to pay out millions for defaming people.

#14 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-07-10 11:01 PM | Reply

#12

Dorky attacking a source...shocker.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-10 11:14 PM | Reply

Discredited ultra-leftist group that has had to pay out millions for defaming people.

#14 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-07-10 11:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe discredited amongst you and your StormFront brethren....

#16 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-07-10 11:33 PM | Reply

RoCheney and Dullifidian in denial again.

cis.org is a longtime rwing immigrant-bashing group. You two clowns lying and obfuscating about that is just par for the wingnut course. And then there's your heroes at Breitbart, rofl!

FACT-CHECK
Inside The Center For Immigration Studies, The Immigration False-Fact Think Tank

www.thedailybeast.com

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-10 11:48 PM | Reply

How a hate group is rewriting history to make Cesar Chavez's birthday "National Border Control Day"

For years, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has pushed to rename Cesar Chavez Day -- a holiday to commemorate the farm workers' rights activist -- as "National Border Control Day," taking Chavez's comments on undocumented immigrants out of context to claim he supported anti-immigrant measures.

CIS may now get its wish, as Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has introduced a proposal to make March 31 "National Border Control Day," a move being promoted by some conservative media.

www.mediamatters.org

Wait... is Nervous Nulli really... Louie Gohmert?

The resemblance is uncanny!

crooksandliars.com

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-10 11:54 PM | Reply

Maybe discredited amongst you and your StormFront brethren....

#16 | Posted by DirkStruan

Thanks for that. It's always good to hear the communist POV.

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-07-11 12:03 AM | Reply

Thanks for that. It's always good to hear the communist POV.

#19 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-07-11 12:03 AM | FLAG:

Known to the rest of us as the truth.

#20 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-07-11 12:08 AM | Reply

Known to the rest of us as the truth.

#20 | Posted by DirkStruan

At least you're not hiding your opinion that the communist POV is "the truth".

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-07-11 12:16 AM | Reply

At least you're not hiding your opinion that the communist POV is "the truth".

#21 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-07-11 12:16 AM | FLAG:

Or that you dismiss as communism any truth with which you disagree... since "reality has a well known liberal bias."

#22 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-07-11 12:24 AM | Reply

Nulli, you are garbage who likes hate groups, hence your distaste for the SPLC and your constant defense of the lunatic right. Why even pretend?

#23 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-07-11 12:26 AM | Reply

Build the Wall
#10 | Posted by Pegasus

Sure, just as soon as you, and the other idiot wall proponents volunteer to move into the no mans land south of the actual wall location and north of the actual border in Texas.

#24 | Posted by et_al at 2018-07-11 12:40 AM | Reply

"Nulli, you are garbage who likes hate groups"

which ones, Boydlovesdick?

this should be fun....

#25 | Posted by eberly at 2018-07-11 12:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#25

Awww look: Nazifidian has a pet. Not quite housebroken, but then one can't have everything.

#26 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-07-11 01:06 AM | Reply

"Awww look: Nazifidian has a pet"

Nazifian? Are you 12? Looking at your past post history, I'd say that's an accurate assessment. Try answering eberly's question instead of spouting sophomoric idiocy.

#27 | Posted by willowby at 2018-07-11 01:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Make that two pets! Or perhaps one and a half? Your post history just screams trolling sock puppet.

#28 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-07-11 01:31 AM | Reply

A good answer would require substance. No wonder you can't answer.

#29 | Posted by willowby at 2018-07-11 01:56 AM | Reply

Better training and opportunity to get millions of able bodied people off of Federal/State assistance and back to work

#30 | Posted by stp1243 at 2018-07-11 08:06 AM | Reply

because research shows that those who do not hold jobs as teenagers often fail to develop the work habits necessary to function in the labor market, creating significant negative consequences for them later in life.
Climb on-board the Democratic Welfare Train.... all aboard...

cis.org

#11 | POSTED BY PEGASUS AT 2018-07-10 10:24 PM | FLAG: PFFFFFFTTTT!!

No... its more along the lines of suburban kid whose parents hire a Mexican gardener...or maid... heaven help them if their little boofey get his hands soiled maintaining the home he grew up in and the clothes he wears... then bypasses the summer job altogether goes straight to university leaves saddled with debt and lives in parents basement because he can't afford to move out... but at least he's not on welfare republicl*wn mentality.

Work ethic begins in the home idiot.

#31 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-07-11 08:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Climb on-board the Democratic Welfare Train.... all aboard..."

The last two Republican Presidents never really worked a day in their lives. Take your imaginary description of Democrats and put it where the sun don't shine.

#32 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-11 10:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You want to make people get off welfare, which is a very limited program since welfare reform anyway, then raise wages to living wages so there is an incentive. People will work but you need to actually pay them. F your minimum wage jobs, I don't blame anyone for taking government assistance if they can get it instead of working for $7.25 per hour.

#33 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-11 10:36 AM | Reply

Dorky attacking a source...shocker.

#15 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

It's always good to consider a source.

Given the proliferation of crazy right wing sources that do nothing but spread misinformation, it's absolutely essential to consider the source.

#34 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-11 11:09 AM | Reply

Anyone that posts a Brietbart link is an idiot. No exceptions.

#35 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-11 11:35 AM | Reply

The World had better eventually find a way to sustain an economy with out growth.

#36 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-07-11 01:42 PM | Reply

#36 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT AT 2018-07-11 01:42 PM | FLAG: There is already a word for the status you are seeking - stagnation.

#37 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-07-11 02:41 PM | Reply

#37

Growth will eventually bring overpopulation and collapse. Which is worse?

#38 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-07-11 03:36 PM | Reply

36-38

It does mean stagnation....but let's accept that stagnation is what it is....and accept that it's not the end of the world.

Feeding 12 billion people could be really hard to do......

#39 | Posted by eberly at 2018-07-11 04:19 PM | Reply

"Feeding 12 billion people could be really hard to do......
POSTED BY EBERLY"

It could be.

But not for a lack of food.

Modeem famine is a political event, not a resource scarcity event.

Heck, as far back as 1847 there were enough potatoes to feed all of Ireland. The famine occurred when England took half the potatoes.

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-11 04:43 PM | Reply

How did we go from the robots are taking all our jobs to there aren't enough people, practically overnight? Its all BS and its bad for you.

We should be proactively improving the quality of our lives. But no politician in the USA will speak in those terms. The master plan is to lower expectations so that a few can have more.

#41 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-07-12 07:04 AM | Reply

Modeem famine is a political event, not a resource scarcity event.

#40 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2018-07-11 04:43 PM | FLAG: RIGHT-ON


Well it looks like that now if your thinking inside the box of present day experience and what we are working with now.

Distribution is still a problem as well... there are as many obese people as there are malnourished people... first time in recorded history.
When Preznitnuts Thinskin was but a babe 70% of humanity was starving. When Prez Thinskin was playing the numbers with "red lining"... there were people working to change that.
Thisskin wants the world of 3-billion back... too bad its a ratchet sort of thing

If you consider the exponential environmental strain it is to feed the current batch of people. Currently, we are killing the things we need like bees and the need for arable land versus forested land... then that whole clean water thingie... a lot to contend with in order to feed that number.

We need fresh blood with forward thinkers... we can't solve current problems with a memory.

#42 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-07-12 07:31 AM | Reply

"we haven't one a war since 1945"

Invading Grenada doesn't count?
Bummer.

#8 | Posted by snoofy

Grenada has been called the "Special Olympics For The US Military."

#43 | Posted by john47 at 2018-07-12 08:12 AM | Reply

practically overnight? Its all BS and its bad for you.

#41 | POSTED BY BAYVIKING

It's not overnight. I've been telling you folks for at least 10 years that the demographics show this was coming.

In the same breathe, I have been telling you this is why, not only will immigration not be slowed or stopped, but that it will increase.

We especially need illegal immigrants now, in order to pay into the SS system.

I know this cuts across the lies of both political parties, but reality doesn't follow the false paths.

#44 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-07-12 08:58 AM | Reply

Thread title is in error as it is a shortage of qualified people, and a bunch of Spanish speaking ill educated people streaming over the border will not rectify the shortage.

#3 | POSTED BY comrade MSGT

Neither will your racism, so there is that!

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson

There is nothing he said that's racist in that statement.

Just because what he said isnt in line with your ideology doesn't mean it's racist.

#45 | Posted by boaz at 2018-07-12 09:19 AM | Reply

"There is nothing he said that's racist in that statement."

Yes there is.

#46 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-07-12 11:08 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Illegal Aliens steal Teenage Summer Jobs
www.breitbart.com
Build the Wall - Deport Them ALL

#10 | POSTED BY PEGASUS AT 2018-07-10 10:15 PM | FLAG:

Breitfart?

Just take a ---- on the computer screen next time.

#47 | Posted by 726 at 2018-07-12 01:31 PM | Reply

"llegal Aliens steal Teenage Summer Jobs"

That's like saying, hard workers steal jobs from lazy workers.

A worker can never steal a job. It has to be given by the employer.

#48 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-12 01:37 PM | Reply

I recently picked up a new client who does silk screen printing on shirts. For years he worked with job banks, placement agencies and ads in the paper and could not get workers that would work in the business more than a couple of days.

He started working with the immigrant outreach center and found a huge untapped resource of hard working, low demand employees that appreciate a job.

Immigrants fuel this country and dotard is going to destroy that source of industrious workers that drive the economy. This is what happens when you elect a economic moron to the white house.

#49 | Posted by 726 at 2018-07-12 01:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

49

Your client was seriously unaware that immigrants could be awesome employees?

And it appears you were just as ignorant of this fact?

#50 | Posted by eberly at 2018-07-12 01:45 PM | Reply

Robots and automation should provide efficiencies that require us to only work 30 hours a week with increasing productivity. Why are we still considering 40 hours a week full time?

Immigrants -why does japan and isreal not benefit from the world's diversity?

#51 | Posted by mutant at 2018-07-12 02:47 PM | Reply

#32,

Yea, cause that Obama is a salt of the earth guy with that community organizing job..

#52 | Posted by boaz at 2018-07-12 07:25 PM | Reply

#50 | POSTED BY EBERLY

His point was that non-immigrants are generally lazy, entitled, and (despite what uneducated trump supporters want the world to think) unwilling to do jobs that immigrants are willing to.

#53 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-07-12 07:40 PM | Reply

"Immigrants -why does japan and isreal not benefit from the world's diversity?"

Israel only imports Jews, to maintain the facade of democracy for as long as they can.

After the fall of the USSR Israel gave generous relocation packages to about a million presumed Jews willing to settle in Israel, including Jewish heritage education to make up for the Jewishness they had forgotten about themselves during the Soviet period.

This kicked the can down the road for a time, but it's ready for another kick soon. The Arab Israeli birthrate is still higher than the Jewish Israeli birthright, and probably will be for quite some time, since the only thing that really brings a population birth rate down is the escape from poverty.

#54 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-12 07:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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