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Charles Ortel

Charles Ortel

Charles Ortel became a lapsed member of the silent majority in August 2007 when he began alerting the public to dangers posed by structural changes in the global economy. Since then, Mr. Ortel has appeared in the print, radio and television media with increasing frequency. Brass Tacks will attempt to offer nonpartisan perspective on factors contributing to the unresolved, burgeoning crisis and discuss potential solutions. Mr. Ortel graduated from Horace Mann School, Yale College and Harvard Business School. 

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ORTEL: A jobs picture that is much worse than advertised

Forget what most experts are saying about the jobs picture — if you work in America in the private sector, you will earn less during your career than previous generations, you will have fewer benefits, and you will spend long periods unemployed and trying to reinvent yourself.

President Barack Obama speaks on the economy at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, Thursday July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Kye R. Lee, Pool)

ORTEL: As President Obama frolics, real bears get ready to feast

Cutting to the front of a line, while defying school lunch dictates promulgated by the first lady, President Obama let his inner bear loose last week. Our President slurped down Texas barbecue, scant miles away from the latest humanitarian crisis his administration manufactures, choosing to avert his own eyes though he had spent your money to get close enough to our southern border.