Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

December 2nd, 2012 - 1:28 pm § in America, China, Hypocrisy

China: End of the Monroe Doctrine

In ten years we will celebrate the bicentennial of the Monroe Doctrine. When Monroe signed the Doctrine on this day in 1823, the imperial world was a lot like today’s imperium.  The major European powers were dividing up the world using trading companies backed up by their military.  Monroe [...]

September 2nd, 2012 - 9:11 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

How NIH Funding Effects Science As a Career

This letter appeared last September on The Scientist.  The fact that becoming an independent researcher takes upwards of 15years is just too long for me. Furthermore, being in research for almost a decade (undergrad, graduate, 1 yr postdoc), I have noticed that funding favors medical researchers. I[...]

May 3rd, 2012 - 2:00 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges

AFL CIO gives up landmark campus

from The Examiner In the latest sign of the fast-shrinking Big Labor movement, the National Labor College established in 1969 by AFL-CIO icon George Meany to teach new labor organizing tactics and management to new generations of activists is selling its sprawling Silver Spring, Md. campus. The reas[...]

March 17th, 2012 - 9:41 am § in America, Environment, Science

When the US Runs Out of Water

In 40 years, US could face water crisis Global warming and climate change are likely to unfold a water crisis in the United States within the next 40 years, says a new report. It concluded that seven in 10 of the more than 3,100 US counties could face risk of fresh water shortages. The report [&hell[...]

March 14th, 2012 - 1:00 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Mulally, the Book

Remember Boeing?  The aircraft company founded in Seattle that moved to Chicago to please McDonald Douglas?  Oh yeh .. after Alan Mulally rebuilt the commercial aircraft division?   What happened to Mulally .. the Seattle guy?[...]

March 1st, 2012 - 1:35 pm § in Misc.

New Line of PCs Undercuts EVERONE

Read more about the third A …  Amazon, Apple, and Anus African entrepreneurs, taking a page form the early days of Dell Computers, low ball the market for laptops. Amazon and Apple are about to get a kick in their arses. I wonder if these computers will be manufacured in North Korea under Kim[...]

February 26th, 2012 - 10:51 pm § in America

Red State Malaise

The once-booming South, which entered the recession with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, is now struggling with some of the highest rates, recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show. Several Southern states — including South Carolina, whose 11.1 percent unemployment rate is t[...]

February 11th, 2012 - 7:48 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, Science

50% Drop In TOP Students Choosing Science and Engineering!

Even greater in number are the undergrad science majors who glimpse their future as a jaded graduate student, and decide that they would be better off in another line of work. People are walking away from science, and taking their future potentially ground-breaking accomplishments with them. Study t[...]

February 8th, 2012 - 9:48 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Washington Public Bank?

I highly recommend reading this newsletter. The concept of a public bank strikes many on the right (and the left) as socialist, BUT North Dakota, a very Republican Red state, has long had one.  Moreover, public or sovereign banks, have been central to the ability of Canada, Sweden, Germany, and eve[...]

January 24th, 2012 - 10:51 pm § in America, China, Misc.

Apple’s Secret

Kam Wing Chan, UW Professor      Department of Geography Apple, despite its innovative greatness, has a reputation for secrecy. “How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work” (The New York Times, January 22) puts some of its secrets, perhaps dirty ones, out in the open.  In addition to low costs ([...]