Some unemployed people are lucky.  As a result of the labor shortage, they were offered jobs with better benefits and higher wages than they had before as incentives to return to work.  But others were not as fortunate, and their jobs were eliminated - replaced by robots.

A lot of people are wondering whether life will ever return to the way it was before the pandemic. They wish that inflation would still be very low, that the problem of widespread shortages will be resolved quickly, and that the worries and uncertainties that have crept into our lives would go away.  But there's something else to wish for that's even more important: that the soaring crime rate around the country be brought under control quickly.

Lots of people don’t like to take orders.  They don’t want a boss telling them what to do, or spending the entire work week doing work they hate and having to deal with nasty co-workers.  What they do want is to escape these situations and be their own bosses.  One way of doing that is opening a store.  Some, but certainly not all, budding entrepreneurs have been amazingly successful, and while there are no guarantees, the potential rewards make the risks worthwhile.     

Scientists are confident that they’ve taken a huge step toward perfecting an amazing new technology. When finally completed, it will create more power than it uses and may even drive down the price of electricity to a tiny fraction of its current cost.  Moreover, it will generate tremendous amounts of power without releasing carbon or other gases that are harmful to the environment.