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Posts Tagged ‘Economics’

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 [...]

December 9th, 2016 - 1:20 pm § in Misc.

Capitalism is NOT Trumpism

David Brewster Lawrence Summers on what’s profoundly disturbing about Trump’s Carrier deal, signaling deals-based capitalism. It reminds me of the stadium wars, where sports teams threaten to move (as to Mexico or China) and are rewarded handsomely for staying put (until the next round).[...]

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[...]

November 17th, 2016 - 10:56 am § in Misc.

David Brewster This story on Europe’s innovation zones is a good illustration of how sophisticated Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post is becoming in graphics. It also maps Europe’s economy and makes an interesting point about how Germany, with relatively low college graduates, is nonethel[...]

November 14th, 2016 - 8:12 am § in Donald Trump, Misc.

Is There a Serious Thought Behind Reaganomics?

Worth our read. Unlike the Donald’s incoherent speeches, this article by Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to Trump, makes a stab at some specificity. Some of it is interesting, esp. the stuff about tax reform.  A real effort could give the GOP a place to hide otherwise off the box expenditures [...]

October 24th, 2016 - 8:37 pm § in Misc.


Want to help free trade’s ‘losers’? Make ‘adjustment assistance’ more than just burial insurance Marina v. N. Whitman, University of Michigan Trade adjustment assistance, dubbed ‘burial insurance’ by those it’s supposed to help, needs to be significantly reformed so that fut[...]

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[...]

September 18th, 2016 - 4:17 pm § in Misc.

WWID? Ask Lucy what IKE would do?


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 10th, 2016 - 1:37 am § in Misc.

Campaign Economics .. an honest comment by Robert Reich

 Greg Mankiw, a conservative economist at Harvard, lists (in the article linked through the cartoon) what he considers presidential campaign myths. He’s right about two of them, partly correct about two, and wrong about two. Here are the so-called “myths” Mankiw lists, along with [...]