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The Great Resignation’s Roman Republic roots

- Analysis
It is increasingly likely that labor unrest will be one of the biggest issues, if not the biggest, of this decade. It makes me think of the secessio plebis in ancient Rome.

How to keep your cow from dropping dead

- Analysis
An employee leaves. You can’t replace them immediately. Their work has to be divided among the remaining employees, causing these employees further stress. Consequently, more leave. Repeat ad infinitum.

Love it, like it or hate it, growers use H-2A program

- Analysis
Although growers often complain that the H-2A process is cumbrous and expensive (requiring employers to pay for workers’ transportation to and from their native countries, for example), the program has greatly expanded over recent years.

On the value of a wife

- Analysis
Some value is unnoticed and unappreciated, such as the value of the services of a wife—or, to put it more neutrally, a stay-at-home parent.

Kroger will end COVID-19 benefits for unvaccinated workers

- Retail
Cincinnati, OH-based Kroger Co. plans to cut some COVID-19 benefits for unvaccinated workers starting January 1.

Red flags in job interviews

- Analysis
If you don’t have any hilarious job interview stories, you just haven’t been in the workforce.

Resignation and retention in the labor market

- Analysis
It sounds like giving up, and I guess in a way it is. I refer to the Great Resignation—the huge number of people who are quitting their jobs, a trend triggered by the pandemic.

Labor: The most precious form of capital

- Analysis
I do not believe in prophecies, but I am willing to predict one thing: the world of work as it was in 2019 will never return. How it will mutate is impossible to guess.

Driscoll’s-funded documentary ‘The Last Harvest’ released on Vimeo

- General News
The documentary is now available for viewing by visiting This free screening will be limited through the end of 2021.

Slow growth projected for agricultural jobs

- General News
Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report on projected changes in the U.S. workforce between 2020 and 2030.