Author: Zachary Gunn

What Happened To Small Business?

Where Are The Small Businesses? According to the United States Census Bureau the number of new companies as a share of all businesses in the U.S has continued to fall since 1978.  More and more we are seeing people opt out of starting their own small business and instead bet on the safety of corporate work. This trend should worry us as individuals and as a society. Americans have long been known as entrepreneurs and small, independently owned businesses were once seen as a staple of the American economy. Where is this problem coming from? Is the millennial generation to...

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The Impending Service Industry Crisis

Last month, I wrote an article regarding manufacturing jobs and why they will continue to disappear despite the President Elects initiatives. Since the manufacturing sector has been hit so hard by automation and a fluctuating economy it begs the question, what comes next? The Bubble Economic trends show us that in the next 30 to 50 years, we will see the same effects across the fast food, retail, and possibly all service industries. Since the year 2000, there has been robust growth in these sectors quantified at 21.3% growth outpacing the median job growth of the private sector which presented a...

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Trump Major Cabinet Picks Ratings

The President-Elect and his cabinet picks have received plenty of attention from the media and other sources over the past few weeks. However, with most of the spots now filled I believe it is time to take a look, evaluate and grade Trump’s cabinet picks.   Attorney General – Jeff Sessions Grade – B Despite unfounded cries of racism and discrimination from the left Sessions isn’t a horrible pick. He has experience as Attorney General for Alabama and is considered one of the most conservative Senators at the moment. With that said, he’s still not a home run as there...

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Make Manufacturing Great Again?

The Problem Over the past year, we’ve seen a rallying cry to bring back blue collar manufacturing jobs to the United States. There have been overarching claims that our jobs are being taken by Central America and Asia. This frustration isn’t unfounded, the United States has lost over 5 million manufacturing jobs in the past ten years as seen below. .  Admittedly, these numbers do raise a cause for concern; however, is it really possible for us to bring back the manufacturing jobs that have been lost? Granted, there are anecdotal signs of a return of this form of labor...

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Let’s Get Real About Fake News

Last month, Facebook announced a partnership with third party organizations like Politifact and Snopes intended to combat the epidemic of fake news. This effort was immediately ridiculed by conservative juggernauts, including Ben Shapiro, the Heritage Foundation, and The Federalist‘s Mollie Hemingway. Right-leaning pundits argued that this is another attempt to restore the media control the left had before the 2016 election. But are conservatives right to push back on the fight against fake news?  These pundits make bold claims, ones that should be taken with a grain of salt. Fake News Is A Real Problem Ultimately, fake news is a real problem.  According to a study...

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