Business & Economy
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Slavery, Jim Crow, and McDonald's

Business
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 6/04/14, 03:34 pm

The Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, penned an article earlier this week in which he analogized the post–Civil War Reconstruction era and the end of government-mandated racial segregation in schools with McDonald’s employees protesting against wages they say are too low.

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You can be replaced

Economy
by D.C. Innes
Posted 5/12/14, 02:59 pm

Machines are putting people out of work. You’ll notice there are no more elevator operators. You push your own button, and the thing moves. And when you place a telephone call, voice contact with a telephone operator is gone. And where’s the guy who pumps your gas, checks your oil, and cleans your windshield? Also gone! It’s a wonder anyone is working at all.

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God's interesting ways of maturing us

Business
by Bill Newton
Posted 5/03/14, 12:21 pm

Ben nervously approached his boss Mark and said, “Steve is making product in direct violation of his non-compete agreement. What are we going to do?”

“Are you sure?” Mark asked, having just purchased the company from Steve some three months earlier.

“Yes, I’m sure,” Ben said.

Mark told Ben to ask Steve to come in and talk, so that they could deal with the issue directly.

Three days later, Steve verified he was indeed producing product.

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