Comments on: Counterparties http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/07/20/counterparties-198/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: McGriffen http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/07/20/counterparties-198/comment-page-1/#comment-16902 Tue, 20 Jul 2010 14:33:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4777#comment-16902 I’d like to know the data subset Mr. Stein was citing. He seems to hail from the same vaunted halls of thought as former Sen. Gramm (nation of whiners). I’ve read and heard stories about 100-200 candidates applying for a job. Experienced professionals (banking / lending / investments).

Neither hearing or being told the “over-qualified” line encourages a job-seeker. If each/every potential employer worries or concerns about a new hire leaving quickly…well every last employee is able to move to something better or different too. Plenty of capable people are willing, perhaps too willing, to go a little backwards in order to move ahead. Employers aren’t budging.

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/07/20/counterparties-198/comment-page-1/#comment-16901 Tue, 20 Jul 2010 14:04:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4777#comment-16901 Sorry, dWj, I didn’t know where to begin with criticizing Stein’s article, and thought Felix should devote an entire post to it.

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/07/20/counterparties-198/comment-page-1/#comment-16899 Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:32:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4777#comment-16899 I disagree with Curmudgeon. I can’t stand Ben Stein even at one remove.

What you need to know about any group with “Tea Party” in its name is that it represents about 5 or 10 people. “The Tea Party” is still almost entirely a bottom-up emergent phenomenon that lacks any organizational coherence. (It’s sufficiently populist that frequently individual “members” lack their own coherence as well, but that’s not really on topic.)

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/07/20/counterparties-198/comment-page-1/#comment-16896 Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:19:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4777#comment-16896 Please, please revive the Ben Stein Watch in response to the article you cite above.

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