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How strong leaders use times of crises to improve their company’s future

Are you furloughed? You are not alone! What now? What does “furlough” even mean? How will I get money? Will I still keep my insurance? A furlough differs from a layoff in a few ways. Whereas a layoff means you are definitely unemployed, a furlough is at its core unpaid time off. Not all furloughs are created equal, though the basic concept is the same: to keep valued employees on ice without being on the hook for their pay until a financial turnaround occurs. The good-ish news is that a furlough means the company wants to keep you available. When ... Read more

Americans Can Thank Democrats For a Strong Stimulus Package

Schumer and Pelosi effectively negotiated provisions that put American workers first. AFGE/Flickr Release of the weekly unemployment claims on Thursday brought the news we’ve all been dreading. BRACE YOURSELF. I have been a labor economist for a very long time and have never seen anything like this. Here are last week’s initial unemployment insurance (UI) claims. (1/n) pic.twitter.com/fWhljQF9ww — Heidi Shierholz (@hshierholz) March 26, 2020 The 3.28 million people who filed unemployment claims dwarfs the previous record of 695,000 in 1982. Obama Labor Department official Chris Lu tweeted that the actual situation is far worse because: -Unemployed don’t always apply ... Read more

Kensington Strong- Decades of Crisis – Harry Hallman

I once told you I have a time machine. Don’t laugh. You have one also. That time machine is my memories, coupled with my historical fiction writing experiences. Both of these skills allow me to go back in time as far as there are written records, but right now, I want you to come with me as we travel back to the 1930s, ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s. These were the years most of those who will travel with me were small children or teenagers. Others have grandparents and parents from these eras. If you think the Covid-19 virus crisis is ... Read more

Strong competition among US airlines before COVID-19 pandemic | American Enterprise Institute

Government restrictions on air travel and passenger fears about catching COVID-19 have led to a historic collapse in the demand for air travel. The International Air Transport Association estimates that the pandemic could lead to industry-wide losses in excess of $110 billion, leading the industry to request a $50 billion assistance package from the US government. In exchange for government assistance, policymakers are contemplating changes to the ways that airlines do business. Senator Edward Markey, for example, argued he would require “major strings attached … before supporting any airline bailout,” including restrictions on ancillary fees, stricter emissions targets, protection for ... Read more

If America’s Military Is So Strong, How Are Russia And China Catching Up?

Key point: The days of America fighting and winning two wars at one are gone. America’s military is stronger than before, but lacks the capacity to fight more than one war with a major power as adversaries such as China and Russia grow more ambitious, according to the 2020 Index of U.S. Military Strength.  The Heritage Foundation released the 500-page report Wednesday, grading all four branches of the U.S. military and its nuclear arsenal as “marginal” based on manpower, equipment, and other factors.  That’s middle of the road on a five-tiered scale that goes from the worst score of “very weak” to ... Read more