Vermont labor gap: a matter of demographics

I recently came across an article in the Vermont Digger that highlights Vermont Futures Project’s identification of the workforce gap in Vermont.  It referenced a report, which concludes that: The so-called workforce supply gap is the result of more people retiring and fewer people entering the workforce. According to the report, 11,375 Vermonters retire every year, and…

Is Bernie in the pocket of Lockheed Martin?

Robert Maynard While Vermont’s own Bernie Sanders has long been a critic of multinational corporations, and what Eisenhower has labeled “The Military Industrial Complex,” he recently was fingered as the top recipient in the U.S. Congress of funding from the defense contract industry.  Furthermore, he has been particularly hesitant to criticize Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program.  He…