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Unemployment is Hard Work

There’s a new, fast-growing career field that’s attracting a lot of smart people: Unemployment! Increasingly, people are choosing unemployment over jobs. These are often educated, intelligent, responsible adults. Unemployment is more and more often a...
Careers: You’re Smart, Aren’t You?

Careers: You’re Smart, Aren’t You?

I could sense something was wrong with Phil. Or, maybe, he had sensed something was wrong with me.       We were walking side-by-side to the cafeteria on the campus of large financial institution. I had run into Phil on my way to enjoy what had become...
Class Warfare: Sleeping with the Enemy

Class Warfare: Sleeping with the Enemy

Does it still count as “class warfare” if the poor insistently fight for the rich and against themselves? America doesn’t want to know anything about a “working class.” We have no such thing, really. We have “jobs creators”...
Knowledge? I Don’t Know Nothin’

Knowledge? I Don’t Know Nothin’

How much do you really know? A photo posted by Bill LaBrie (@billlabrie) on Nov 9, 2014 at 11:14am PST I don’t know much, really. But I’ve heard some things. There was an article that recently went viral about “what you learn in your forties.”...
Careers: Who’s the Weird One Now?

Careers: Who’s the Weird One Now?

Man, I was totally wrong about careers.   Over the last ten years or so, I’ve been proven wrong about so many things. Revelations have blitzed past me like WalMart trucks on the Interstate. This is the latest: I’ve suddenly come to an understanding of...