Posts Tagged ‘Economic Policy’

September 25th, 2017 - 1:38 am § in America, Donald Trump

Colorado Springs: Failure of a Christian Libertarian Town , Home of US Air Force

….. “The only difference I can see between me and Donald Trump,” former Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach told Politico Magazine, “is that I don’t tweet.” “The Short, Unhappy Life of a Libertarian Paradise” in-depth look at Colorado Springs, CO. Written by Caleb Hannan for the J[...]

March 2nd, 2017 - 1:27 am § in Misc.

How to manufacture jobs

In a forward-thinking way, shall we look at what the incoming Administration can do about what appears to be issue #1, jobs? Among the major issues are skills and also areas for jobs that cannot be exported. A problem is with industrial drill press operators, secretaries, etc., who don’t have [...]

February 13th, 2017 - 2:28 am § in The Ave Scene

The State Bank

Here’s a video of the committee hearing Thursday on SB 5464-Creating the Washington Investment Trust (State Bank). Please contact members of the FII committee and ask them to pass the bill out of committee: Sen. Bob Hasegawa – Washington State Senate Democrats – VIDEO: Public hearing for b[...]

January 31st, 2017 - 11:26 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Donald Trump Is Handing China the World

President Donald Trump wants to build up the U.S. Navy, a move based on 19th and 20th century imperial conflicts, that could help the United States counter China’s aggressive expansion into the Western Pacific if we are imagining we will fight WWII again. Worse the new, bigger fleet will come too[...]

November 19th, 2016 - 1:20 am § in Misc.

The Bigger Threat to Labor: ROBOTS

Foxconn has deployed 40,000 robots in its factories in mainland China as it aims to reduce the number of workers at its plants creating digital devices. Dai Chia-peng, general manager of the automation technology development committee of Foxconn, said during an interview with local Chinese media tha[...]

September 22nd, 2016 - 9:44 am § in Misc.

Kshama Sawant Plays the Trump Card: Attacks the UW for studying the $15 minimum wage

“It is professionally irresponsible to draw such a conclusion from the data at this time.”  Kshama Sawant The Seattle Times Reports: Professor Jacob Vigdor and other members of a UW team  published a preliminary study of the effects of the $15 minimum wage in Seattle. Whatever good that has d[...]

August 2nd, 2016 - 6:53 pm § in Donald Trump, Misc.

Robert Reich : Trumps’s good idea

 Robert Reich FACEBOOK Unbelievable. Trump has actually come up with a sensible economic proposal. He said today he’d “at least double” the size of Clinton’s proposed $275 billion to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure – putting people back to work repairing America’s crumbling roads,[...]

May 19th, 2016 - 11:41 pm § in Misc.

Recommended Read: PPT

Big Report, Little Finding: The ITC Evaluates the Economic Impact of the TPP A huge amount of political steam has been blasted by  Sanders and Trump in an effort to to pin the  TPP trade pact as an albatross around the necks of Hillary and Obama> The essence of this hot air has bene that[...]

April 22nd, 2015 - 8:00 am § in Misc.

US #1 .. in Child Poverty

The numbers are staggering: US is ‘world leader’ in child poverty[...]

November 4th, 2014 - 2:25 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

UK Angst Over Decline in Nobels to Brits

The Answer? Britain Needs to Encourage Immigration! The Nobel Prize winner for physiology or medicine reminded those who would celebrate Britain’s scientific prowess to beware an immigration policy that threatens to blunt such brilliance. Having come to Britain to work at University College London[...]